The Church of San Lorenzo in Florence and the Medici Chapels by Aldo Fortuna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Illustrated with luminous black & white photos, this vntage guidebook to the statuary and graves in the Church of San Lorenzo in Florence and its Medici Chapels is a good introduction to this beautiful place. Of course, black and white does not do justice to the amazing chapels created out of precious stones, but it does capture Michelangelo’s statuary and allow you to examine it more closely that you’re able to do in person.
The text is an academic translation from the Italian, so it gives less detail than a modern reader might prefer and is much less descriptive that necessary. Then again, I didn’t buy it for the text.
View all my reviews on Goodreads.
Pingback: Cemetery of the Week #101: the Medici Chapels | Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World