Michelangelo. La dotta mano

Michelangelo. La dotta mano
  • The volume is the first work of the Ars et Ingenium Collection, produced in a limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies numbered in Arabic numerals from 1/750 to 750/750, and seventy-five copies numbered in Roman numerals from I/LXXV to LXXV/LXXV.
  • The typefaces used are Bodonian, both round and italic, printed at the Lamberto Pigini Printing House in Loreto.
  • The velum paper, made of pure cotton weighing 150 grams, was specially manufactured for this edition with a unique formula designed for art publishing by Cartiere Magnani of Pescia and embellished with Michelangelo’s signature watermark.
  • The stitching, binding, and the cover made of fine natural calf leather, dyed in barrel gray and hand-finished, were crafted using manual processes at the “L’Arte del Libro” Art Bindery in Todi.
  • The eighty-eight photographic images created by the artist Aurelio Amendola were personally curated in photolithography by the master and printed in four colors on 150-gram GardaPat 13 Chiara paper from Cartiere del Garda at the Lamberto Pigini Printing House in Loreto.
  • The volume includes forty-five drawings, carefully selected from those housed at Casa Buonarroti, accompanied by critical notes from the director Pina Ragionieri.
  • Completing the work are forty-nine images of the Sistine Chapel and six photographs taken by Aurelio Amendola in the “secret room” at San Lorenzo in Florence, printed on 150-gram GardaPat Kiara paper.
  • A special section contains four applied panels, the entire Tondo Doni and three details, each measuring 28×41 cm, derived from high-definition images by Haltadefinizione, printed on 210-gram pure cotton Canson Rag Photographique paper.
  • An original image personally created and signed by Master Aurelio Amendola is placed on the cover of the volume.
  • Introductory essay by Cristina Acidini, Special Superintendent for Historical, Artistic, and Ethnoanthropological Heritage, and for the Museum System of the City of Florence, followed by the complete text of Giorgio Vasari’s “Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Florentine Painter, Sculptor, and Architect,” in the Giuntina edition of 1568.