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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by  Ross King - Paperback - from Magers and Quinn Booksellers (SKU: 624)

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by  Ross King - Paperback - from Magers and Quinn Booksellers (SKU: 624)
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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by King, Ross

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Used - Very Good
ISBN 10
0142003697
ISBN 13
9780142003695
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Penguin USA. Used - Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean pages. Paperback

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Magers and Quinn Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
624
Title
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Author
King, Ross
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0142003697
ISBN 13
9780142003695
Publisher
Penguin USA
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
2003-11

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