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King, Ross 1962-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 435 publications in 15 languages and 19,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Art 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Performer
Classifications: ND623.B9, 759.5
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Publications about Ross King
Publications by Ross King
Most widely held works by Ross King
Michelangelo & the Pope's ceiling by Ross King( Book )
53 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,761 libraries worldwide
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]
Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture by Ross King( Book )
71 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,275 libraries worldwide
Anyone alive in Florence on August 19, 1418, would have understood the significance of the competition announced that day concerning the city's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, already under construction for more than a century. "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome ... shall do so before the end of the month of September". The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build, due not only to its enormous size but also because its original and sacrosanct design eschewed the flying buttresses that supported cathedrals all over Europe. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of the many plans submitted, one stood out -- a daring and unorthodox solution to vaulting the largest dome (143 feet in diameter) in the world. It was offered not by a master mason or carpenter, but by a goldsmith and clock maker named Filippo Brunelleschi, then 41, who would dedicate the next 28 years to solving the puzzles of the dome's construction. Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder. Denounced at first as a madman, he was celebrated as a genius upon erecting the dome. He engineered the perfect placement of brick and stone and built ingenious hoists and cranes (some among the most renowned machines of the Renaissance) to carry an estimated 70 million pounds hundreds of feet into the air -- all the while defying those who said the dome would surely collapse and tackling personal obstacles that at times threatened to overwhelm him. This drama was played out amidst plagues, wars, political feuds, and the intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence -- events Ross King weaves into the story to great effect, from Brunelleschi's bitter, ongoing rivalry with the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti to the near capture of Florence by the Duke of Milan. He also offers a wealth of fascinating detail that opens windows into fifteenth-century life: the celebrated traditions of the brickmaker's art, the daily routine of the artisans laboring hundreds of feet above the ground as the dome grew ever higher, the problems of transportation, and the power of the guilds. Even today, in an age of soaring skyscrapers, the cathedral dome of Santa Maria del Fiore retains a rare power to astonish. Ross King brings its creation to life in a fifteenth-century chronicle with twenty-first-century resonance. Novelist Ross King offers an account of the remarkable design and construction of the largest dome in the world (even today): the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. Reading with the excitement of a good novel, the book focuses on the innovative techniques used and the social and political context in which its architect worked. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The judgment of Paris : the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism by Ross King( Book )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,265 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists--Ernest Meissonier and Edouard Manet
Leonardo and the Last supper by Ross King( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,859 libraries worldwide
Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved -- everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work
Ex-Libris by Ross King( Book )
54 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
In seventeenth-century England, bookseller Isaac Inchbold discovers his life is in danger after accepting the task of restoring a country house's library
Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Within each time period, provides examples of significant works in painting, sculpture, drawing and other media. Highlights themes that were important at various times such as nudes, landscape, still life, and love. Includes brief biographies of some artists and a "closer look" in depth for the most significant works
Machiavelli : philosopher of power by Ross King( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality
Domino by Ross King( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 866 libraries worldwide
"The society ball was George Cautleys introduction to the London he had dreamed about, a world of wealth, beauty, and wit, of patrons and scoundrels. It would also be his introduction to the mysterious and beautiful Lady Petronella Beauclair (and through her the castrato singer Tristano), to seduction and mystery and ultimatley to crimes the son of a clergyman could never have imagined."--Jacket
Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling by Ross King( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling
The judgment of Paris [the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism] by Ross King( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 472 libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome, comes this examination of the first Impressionist painters
Florence : the paintings & frescoes, 1250-1743 by Ross King( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
"A comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence, with more than 2,000 artworks from the city's great museums and churches"--
Defiant spirits : the modernist revolution of the Group of Seven by Ross King( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Sumptuously illustrated, rigorously researched and drawn from archival documents and letters, Defiant Spirits constitutes a 'group biography, ' reconstructing the men's aspirations, frustrations and achievements. It details not only the lives of Tom Thomson and the members of the Group of Seven but also the political and social history of Canada during a time when art exhibitions were venues for debates about Canadian national identity and cultural worth."--Amazon.com
Brunelleschi's dome by Ross King( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
In the city of Florence, Italy, in 1418, a competition was announced to design the dome for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, a proposed dome which was considered all but impossible to build. Of the many plans submitted, the one offered by goldsmith and clock maker Filippo Brunelleschi stood out, and he then spent the next twehty-eight years solving the puzzle of the dome's construction and in the process reinvented the field of architecture
Machiavelli philosopher of power by Ross King( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality
Leonardo and the Last supper by Ross King( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved--everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work
Garibaldi : hero of Italian unification by Christopher Hibbert( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"Guiseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. Known as the "Hero of Two Worlds," Garibaldi's military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence. During his fight for Italian unification, Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, Naples, and Sicily. His forces suffered from lack of equipment, food, and money, and yet Garibaldi commended their fierce loyalty. In this riveting biography, Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe."--Jacket
Het Vaticaan : alle schilderijen : de complete collectie oude meesters, plus meer dan 300 beelden, kaarten, wandkleden en andere kunstvoorwerpen by Anja Grebe( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Exploring North Korean arts by MAK Center for Art and Architecture (vienne)( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The relationship between North Korean art and ideology is examined, how modern and traditional values are dealt with, as well as the commercial conditions of artistic work - the market value of art. It also considers how a country's art is received abroad, together with the difficulties faced by curators if they want to show this work outside the country's borders. The concept of art including the question of its significance to society is explored through the field of fine art, stamp design, book illustrations, wall mosaics, literature and music
Emancipating space : geography, architecture, and urban design by Ross King( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The Vatican : all the paintings : the complete collection of old masters plus more than 300 sculptures, maps, tapestries, and other artifacts by Anja Grebe( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In the same style, manner, and format as The Louvre: All the Paintings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011), every Old Master painting on display in the Vatican, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures in the papal collection, is included in this deluxe slipcased volume with companion DVD
 
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Alternative Names
King, Rose
King, Ross
King, Ross W. A. 1962-
Rosa King and Up Side Down (Grupo musical)
Ross King (author) Canadees schrijver
Ross King Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer
Росс Кинг
קינג, רוס 1962-
킹, 로스 W.A. 1962
キング, ロス
Languages
English (255)
German (36)
Spanish (23)
Dutch (17)
Italian (15)
Chinese (7)
Japanese (6)
French (2)
Swedish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Polish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (1)
Danish (1)
Turkish (1)
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