Friday, August 7, 2009

The Beauty of Devotion

THE Vatican with it's clandestine one hundred and ten acres of majestic, grandiose and alluring monastic realm has intrigued and peek the curiosity of millions since it's inception. In Dominique Chivolt's VATICAN (Assouline) you get an stunning look at the anthropological dimensions of the sovereign city-state through breathtaking (and sometimes haunting) photographs of the Holy See accompanied by an in depth study of the rich, dynamic, dramatic and moving history of Vatican City. This breathtaking volume offers a series of portraits, scenes and commentary on the luxe study of the Vatican like never before - whether your Catholic, interfaith, architecture enthusiast or a lover of devotion you will surely treasure this magnificent tome.