"A great book surveying the sculptures od Michelangelo. The book is filled with very large full page images, and image quality is _stunning_. I first saw/purchased this book in Rome (2000) and could not find it anywhere else, but now it is relatively easy to find. Everyone should own this book."
"This is one of the best books documenting what I consider to be one of the best artistic works of all time. Hupka took over 1000 photographs of the Pieta when it was on display at the New York World's Fair in 1964. Because of personal connections, he was able to get closer to the statue than anyone has in quite some time. He took photos from every conceivable angle, in all types of lighting."
"This is a one stop shop where you can find many of M's sketches.This is Dover at it's best: a budget book of reproductions that have now entered the public domain. I really respect this publisher for their pricing."
"Condivi's text is largely considered M's autobiography. It was written by Ascanio Condivi, a pupil and friend of M, under his direction. This book also includes many of the M's letters and poetry for a great price."
"Written by Giorgio Vasari, who was a contemporary and friend of M. Lives was printed before Condivi's text, but Varsari published many editions of this famous text, and incorporated much of Condivi in his subsequent editions. Lives is thought to have a much more realistic view of M, though Varsari still does perpetuate some M myths, and holds M in very high esteem."