|A visual and literary treasury of the works of a master of the Renaissance and arguably one of the greatest artists of all time.<p>Michelangelo is inarguably one of the world's premier artists. More people can identify his paintings, sculptures, and architecture than they can any other artist. Here, in this exquisitely illustrated single volume, are the works of his singular genius -- from his earliest sculptures, to his ever awe-inspiring paintings, to his classical architectural works.<p>Magnificent new color and black-and-white photographs, combined with extraordinary details, allow the reader to view Michelangelo's magnificent work as never before. Sculptures, such as the much beloved Rome Pieta, are revealed with such beauty that the reader is tempted to reach out and touch the image. Michelangelo's paintings, in particular the glory of the Sistine chapel ceiling frescoes, are shown in their newly restored brilliance. Finally, the book devotes itself to the architectural accomplishments of this genius who was as comfortable with a pen in his hand as he was with a chisel. A marvelous and engaging text by William Wallace humanizes this larger-than-life artist.