Michelangelo by Mario Salmi

615 pages; Taschen
A bright new light shines on the Renaissance master in Michelangelo: Complete Works (Taschen). Gorgeously illustrated with his art, the book features essays in which great art historians make us realize how little we really knew about the highly complex, often difficult, and surprisingly business-savvy man who created the sublime, sexy David and the soaring Sistine Chapel.
— Francine Prose