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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by  Ross King - from Good Deals On Used Books (SKU: 00010239610)

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by  Ross King - from Good Deals On Used Books (SKU: 00010239610)
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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by King, Ross

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ISBN 13
9780142003695
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In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture David ), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo created scenes so beautiful that they are considered one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. A panorama of illustrious figures converged around the creation of this great work-from the great Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus to the young Martin Luther-and Ross King skillfully weaves them through his compelling historical narrative, offering uncommon insight into the intersection of art and history.

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Title
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Author
King, Ross
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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Unknown
ISBN 10
0142003697
ISBN 13
9780142003695
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
2003-11

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