The Sistine Chapel Ceiling: A Brief Bibliography

Titles are in order by date of publication.

Michelangelo's Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel. By Douglas Fields. From the Huffington Post 26 May 2010.

Andrew Graham-Dixon. Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. New York, 2009.

Jamie Katz. The Measure of Genius: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at 500. From Smithsonian.com. April 10, 2009.

Paul Barolsky. "Beginning and End in the Sistine Chapel." Source. Fall, 2003: 31-33.

Ross King. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling. New York City, 2003.

Edgar Wind. The religious symbolism of Michelangelo: the Sistine ceiling. Edited by Elizabeth Sears with essays by John W. O'Malley and Elizabeth Sears. Oxford and New York, 2000.
Book Review: Paul Barolsky. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LVI, no. 2 (Summer, 2003): 477-478.

Barbara Wisch. "Vested Interest: Redressing Jews on Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 24, No. 48 (2003): 143-172.

Lynette M. F. Bosch. "Genesis, Holy Saturday, and the Sistine Ceiling." The Sixteenth Century Journal. Vol. 30, No. 3 (Autumn, 1999): 643-652.

Michael Hirst. The Sistine Chapel: a glorious restoration. New York, 1999.

Lisa Pon. "A Note on trhe Ancestors of Christ in the Sistine Chapel." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 61 (1988): 254-258.

Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier. "Michelangelo's Ignudi, and the Sistine Chapel as a Symbol of Law and Justice." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 17, No. 34 (1996): 19-43.

Loren Partridge. Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Rome (Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaisance). New York, 1996.

Joseph Manca. "Michelangelo as Painter: A Historiographic Perspective." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 16, No. 31 (1995): 111-123.

Charles Seymour, ed. Michelangelo: the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. New York, 1995.

Maria Rzepinska. "The Divine Wisdom of Michelangelo in The Creation of Adam. Artibus et Historiae Vol. 15, No. 29 (1994): 181-187.

Marcia Hall. ""Who's who in Michelangelo's Creation of Adam" Continued." The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXV, no. 2 (June, 1993): 340.

Leo Steinberg. "All About Eve." The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXV,no. 2 (June, 1993): 340-344.

Leo Steinberg. "Who's Who in Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXIV, no. 4 (December, 1992): 552-566.

James Beck. "Michelangelo's "Pentimento" Bared." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 1 2, No. 24 (1991): 53-63.

Rab Hatfield. "Trust in God: the sources of Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Ceiling." Occasional papers. Syracuse University, Florence, 1. 1991: 23pp.

Sylvia Ferino-Pagden. "Raphael's Heliodorus Vault and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling: An Old Controversy and a New Drawing." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 132, No. 1044 (March, 1990): 195-204.

James Beck. "Cardinal Alidosi, Michelangelo, and the Sistine Ceiling." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 11, No. 22 (1990): 63-77.

Frederick Hartt. ""L'ultima mano on the Sistine Ceiling." The Art Bulletin. Vol. 71, No. 3 (September, 1989): 508-509.

James Beck. "The Final Layer: L'ultima mano on Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling." The Art Bulletin. Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 1988): 502-503.

Malcolm Bull. "The Iconography of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 130, No. 1025 (August, 1988): 597-605.

John W. Dixon, Jr. "The Christology of Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel." Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Vol. 55, No. 3 (Autumn, 1987): 503-533.

Charles Hope. "The Medallions on the Sistine Ceiling." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 50(1987): 200-204.

Carlo Pietrangeli. The Sistine Chapel: the art, the history, and the restoration. New York, 1986.

Charles Robertson. "Bramante, Michelangelo and the Sistine Ceiling." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 49 (1986): 91-105. This is the article that famously begins: "Michelangelo was neither a generous nor a particularly truthful man." Judge for yourself.

John O'Malley. "Il Ministero della Volta. Gli Affreschi di Michelangelo alla Luce del Pensiero Teologico del Rinascimento." In: La Cappella Sistina i Primi Restauri: la Scoprta del Colore. Novara, 1986: 92-149.

Carlo Pietrangeli, et al. The Sistine Chapel: A New Light Michelangelo, the Art, the History, and the Restoration. New York, 1986.

Charles Robertson. "Bramante, Michelangelo and the Sistine Ceiling." Source: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 49 (1986): 91-105.

Carmen C. Bambach. "A note on Michelangelo's Cartoon for the Sistine Ceiling: Haman." Art Bulletin. Vol LXV, no. 4 (December, 1983): 661-671.

John Monfasani. "A Description of the Sistine Chapel under Pope Sixtus IV." Artibus et Historiae, 7 (1983), 9-18.

Leo Steinberg. "The Line of Fate in Michelangelo's Painting." Critical Inquiry. Vol. 6, No. 3. (Spring, 1980): 411-454.

Esther Gordon Dotson. "An Augustinian Interpretation of Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling." Art Bulletin, 61, no. 2 and no.3 (June and September 1979), 223-256; 405-449.

Edgar Wind. "Maccabean Histories in the Sistine Ceiling." Italian Renaissance Studies. E. F.Jacob, ed. London, 1960: 312-327.

Edgar Wind. "Typology in the Sistine Ceiling." The Art Bulletin. Vol. XXXIII, no. 4 (December, 1951): 2-47.

Edgar Wind. The ark of Noah: a study in the symbolism of Michelangelo. New York, 1950.

Frederick Hartt. "Lignum Vitae in Medio Paradisi: The Stanza d'Eliodoro and the Sistine Ceiling." The Art Bulletin. Vol. XXXII, no. 2 and no. 3 (June and September, 1950): 115-145; 181-218.

Charles de Tolnay. The Sistine Ceiling. 2 vols. Princeton, 1945, 2nd ed., 1949.

Edgar Wind. "The Crucufixion of Haman." The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 1 (1937-1938): 245-248.

Sistine Ceiling. From the Web Gallery of Art.

Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo Excellent images; music rather loud, although the Mozart "Requiem" is a good touch.

The Michelangelo Code: Lost Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. Nice clip on the painted architecture and viewpoint by Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of the Sunday Times, London.

Michelangelo’s secret message in the Sistine Chapel: A juxtaposition of God and the human brain. By R. Douglas Fields. Scientific American. 27 May, 2010. Welllll...be careful here.

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