Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano Book

There’s nothing like sitting down with a good book after a hard day at work, though you’d have to have been working pretty hard if you can afford the $155,000 asking price for what has been described as ‘the most beautiful book in the world’.
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‘Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano’ (“Michelangelo: The Wise Hand”) is a volume of photographs of this Renaissance master’s sculptures published by Gruppo FMR, who sought expert artisans from various fields to create the book. Aurelio Amendola’s black and white photographs have been printed on paper made exclusively for the project and the book features detachable reproductions of Michelangelo drawings on handmade folios created according to centuries-old traditions. The book is delivered in a sleek black box, the cover of which is a scale reproduction in marble of the ‘Madonna della Scala’ and if that’s not enough to make you want to get your cheque book out and join the six-month waiting list, it also comes with a 500-year guarantee