Michelangelo. I banchi della Biblioteca Laurenziana

Translated title of the contribution: Michelangelo. The desks of the Laurentian Library

Paola Barocchi, Perla Innocenti

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This volumes illustrates the origin and construction of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Laurentian Library) in Florence and shows its innovative concept and design within the history of Medieval and Renaissance libraries. Main focus are the drawings of the library desks designed by Michelangelo for the Laurentian Library. Essay by Perla Innocenti with contributions from Cristina Danti and Paolo Padova. Photographs by Andrea Jemolo.
Translated title of the contributionMichelangelo. The desks of the Laurentian Library
Original languageItalian
Place of PublicationCittadella (Padova)
Commissioning bodyScuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Michelangelo
  • Laurentian Library
  • history of art
  • history of architecture
  • history of libraries
  • desk
  • design
  • Florence
  • Italy
  • ergonomics


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