A book dedicated to the famous cycle of Renaissance frescoes in Palazzo Farnese in Rome.
This book illustrates a cycle of Renaissance frescoes in Palazzo Farnese in Rome, today home to the French embassy and consequently difficult for the public to access. Silvia Ginzburg, one of the leading experts on the gallery frescoed by Annibale Carracci, has constructed a sort of virtual tour, presenting each portion of the vault through a series of shots that zoom in progressively down to a close up of the details. All the illustrations come complete with explanations on the iconographic meaning of the scenes, their artistic merits and the techniques employed. Clear, easily-referenced info-graphics make it easy for readers to find their way around the pictures and identify which part of the cycle they belong to at a glance. The close-ups reveal unique details, some of them for the very first time, because even the most scrupulous art lover would never have been able to see such detail in reality.