145 x 240 x 25mm
Professor Enrico Bruschini, the eminent Vatican City Guide and former Fine Art Curator of the American Embassy, takes readers inside the magnificent galleries and museums of the Vatican with this special personal tour through its sacred halls.
Drawing on his vast knowledge, Bruschini vividly brings to life works by Raphael, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and many other artisans as he shares interesting curiosities surrounding the various works, the artists, and the particular historical moments of their conception.
These intimate descriptions allow Bruschini to illuminate both the artistic importance of featured works and the cultural significance as he explains the profound impact they have made on Western civilisation for nearly two millennia.
The book features rare photographs from the Vatican archives, and helpful maps to aid future pilgrims in planning the perfect itinerary. Also an intriguing book for armchair travellers to savour.