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Michelangelo & the Pope's ceiling

Author: Ross King
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary ... Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. [This book] recounts the ... story of the four ... years [Michelangelo] spent laboring over the twelve thousand square feet of the ... ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries [of Rome battled around him].
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrations
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo <Buonarroti>
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross King
ISBN: 0802713955 9780802713957
OCLC Number: 50961024
Description: 373 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Summons --
Conspiracy --
Warrior pope --
Penance --
Painting in the wet --
Design --
Assistants --
House of Buonarroti --
Fountains of the great deep --
Competition --
Great Quandary --
Flaying of Marsyas --
True colors --
He shall build the temple of the Lord --
Family business --
Laocoon --
Golden age --
School of Athens --
Forbidden fruit --
Barbarous multitudes --
Bologna redux --
World's game --
New and wonderful manner of painting --
First and Supreme Creator --
Expulsion of Heliodorus --
Monster of Ravenna --
Many strange forms --
Armor of faith and the sword of light --
Il Pensieroso --
In evil plight --
Final touches --
Epilogue: the language of the gods.
Other Titles: Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling
Responsibility: Ross King.
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In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary ... Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. [This book] recounts the ... story of the four ... years [Michelangelo] spent laboring over the twelve thousand square feet of the ... ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries [of Rome battled around him].

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