Kapela Sistina, nea ermineutiki prosegisi meta thn apokatastasi ton toixografion
Greek language text
Distributed by University of Exeter Press.
The Sistine Chapel enchants the visitor by the splendid harmony it radiates as a concept fully realised, by the unmatched artistic qualities of the individual works, the profound ideas that govern the planning of the paintings and the splendid, robust and lively figures created by Michelangelo and other artists.
In this book, jointly produced by the Musei Vaticani and Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the chapel' s paintings are examined in relation to the theological interpretations prevailing in that period. Many of these works have already been presented in isolation by leading experts on the chapel, with detailed descriptions and comments. However, its recent restoration makes possible a new approach to interpreting the pictures, based among other factors on the symbolism of the colours.
Greek language text. 186 illus., most colour.
ΣΗΜΕΙΩΜΑ ΤΩΝ ΕΚΔΟΤΩΝ
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΣΚΗΝΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΛΑΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΙΝΗΣ ΔΙΑΘΗΚΗΣ ΕΠΙ ΣΙΞΤΟΥ Δ΄
ΟΙ ΝΩΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΥ ΜΠΟΥΟΝΑΡΟΤΙ ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ Β΄
ΟΙ ΣΙΒΥΛΛΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΠΡΟΦΗΤΕΣ
ΟΙ ΕΝΝΕΑ ΝΩΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΟΦΗΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΝΕΣΕΩΣ
Η «ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑ» ΤΟΥ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΥ
from reviews of the English language edition, published by Abbeville Press
"...Beautifully and lavishly illustrated the book brings new arguments, new insights, and new photographs into the fray ... with an abundance of detailed illustrations that strengthen and enhance our understanding of this unique work of art. A marvelous addition to the Abbeville roster of outstanding art books." Art Times
"Even if readers resist accepting every detail of the authors argument regarding the chapels theological complexity, they will be stimulated by the learned discussion and attracted to the books high-quality production." Choice
"This new study ... reveals the profound theological vision encoded in the allegorical imagery of the chapels breathtaking paintings. ... All in all, an intellectual and aesthetic feast." The Catholic Answer
FATHER HEINRICH W. PFEIFFER, S.J. is Professor of Christian Art History at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.