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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: WAL-D-0b-001144)

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: WAL-D-0b-001144)
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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by Ross King

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ISBN 10
0142003697
ISBN 13
9780142003695
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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
More Than Words Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
WAL-D-0b-001144
Title
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Author
Ross King
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
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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More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society. More Than Words began as an online bookselling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004 and opened its vibrant bookstore on Moody St in Waltham in 2005 and added its Starbucks coffee bar in 2008. MTW replicated its model in the South End of Boston in 2011, thereby doubling the number of youth served annually.

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