With accurate texts and incredible images, this book illustrates more than two hundreds sculptures. It is the first of the three volumes. The book opens with an exhaustive essay on the history of the collections.
The book opens with an exhaustive essay on the history of the collections on display in Palazzo Nuovo, such as Collezione Albani. Other contributions outline the museological criteria revealing the esthetical taste and the antiquarian interests of XVII and XVIII Centuries. The book goes on with sections dedicated to each artwork, complete with full documentations and information on their fortune during the centuries, up-to-date interpretations and the latest discovering resulting from accurate restoration works. The catalogue is ordered following the original museum organization, that has miraculously survived throughout the years. Texts are accompanied by artistic photographs taken from different perspectives, and offering for the first time a full view of the sculptures.