With no need for introduction, the quintessential Renaissance man and one of the mostly widely acknowledged figures in all of art human history, it is not surprising that Taschen has collected Michelangelo’s life’s works and history into this massive 736 page book. Michelangelo, Complete Works contains a full biography full of lesser known biographic details and a four-part inventory of his collected works — including that of paintings, sculptures, buildings and drawings — complete with enlarged details. With author contributions from from doctoral experts on Renasisance art, architecture and history and an attractive slip cover that converts into a book stand, Michelangelo, Complete Works represents both the pinnacle of research sources and coffee-table books, with the new edition going for only $70.

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