Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling

Author: Ross King
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446418833
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Art

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Machiavelli

Author: Ross King
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 9783641129385
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Ein faszinierendes Leben in der italienischen Renaissance Machiavelli gilt als faszinierendster und einflussreichster Denker der italienischen Renaissance. Sein Hauptwerk »Il Principe – Der Fürst« verfasste er um 1513, und es wird noch heute als Brevier der rücksichtslosen Machtpolitik gelesen. Doch wer war Machiavelli wirklich? Ross King entwirft ein differenziertes Bild dieses ersten Realpolitikers der europäischen Geschichte und seiner Heimatstadt Florenz unter den mächtigen Medici.

Michelangelo und die Sixtinische Kapelle

Author: Robin Richmond
Publisher:
ISBN: 3451229919
Release Date: 1993
Genre:

Bild-Textband über die Entstehung und Geschichte des jüngst restaurierten Deckenfreskos in der Sixtinischen Kapelle, zugleich eine Biographie des italienischen Künstlers (1475-1564).

A Journey Into Michelangelo s Rome

Author: Angela K. Nickerson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458785473
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Artists

A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome follows Michelangelo from his arrival in Rome in 1496 to his death in the city almost seventy years later. It tells the story of Michelangelo's meteoric rise and artistic breakthroughs, of his tempestuous relations with powerful patrons, and of his austere but passionate private life. Each chapter focuses on a particular work that stunned his contemporaries and continues to impress today's visitors. From the tender sorrow of his sculpted Piet, to the civic elegance of his restoration of Capitoline Hill, to the grandeur of his dome atop St. Peter's, Michelangelo's work adorns the city in numerous ways.

God Against Religion

Author: Matthew Myer Boulton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802829726
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Religion

"This volume outlines a Christian theology that takes worship as its basic framework, as the occasion of not only approach toward God in piety but also separation from God in sin. Drawing on Luther, Calvin, and especially Karl Barth, Matthew Myer Boulton builds a Reformed liturgical theology, maintaining that the God of Jesus Christ if a "God against religion," one who saves human beings from religion by entering it, transforming it, and ultimately ending it."--BOOK JACKET.

Michelangelo s Tomb for Julius II

Author: Christoph Luitpold Frommel
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781606065037
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Art

In 1505, Michelangelo began planning the magnificent tomb for Pope Julius II, which would dominate the next forty years of his career. Repeated failures to complete the monument were characterized by Condivi, Michelangelo’s authorized biographer, as “the tragedy of the tomb.” This definitive book thoroughly documents the art of the tomb and each stage of its complicated evolution. Authored by Christoph Luitpold Frommel, who also acted as the lead consultant on the recent restoration campaign, this volume offers new post-restoration photography that reveals the beauty of the tomb overall, its individual statues, and its myriad details. This book traces Michelangelo’s stylistic development; documents the dialogue between the artist and his great friend and exacting patron Pope Julius II; unravels the complicated relationship between the master and his assistants, who executed large parts of the design; and sheds new light on the importance of Neo-Platonism in Michelangelo’s thinking. A rich trove of documents in the original Latin and archaic Italian relates the story through letters, contracts, and other records covering Michelangelo’s travels, purchase of the marble, and concerns that arose as work progressed. The book also catalogues fifteen sculptures designed for the tomb and more than eighty related drawings, as well as an extensive and up-to-date bibliography.

Michelangelo

Author: Gabriella Di Cagno
Publisher: The Oliver Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1934545015
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.

Inferno

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 3404169751
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Genre:


Florenz

Author: Ross King
Publisher:
ISBN: 3832199098
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre:


Western Civilization A Brief History

Author: Jackson Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495571476
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. While the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel’s use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enlivens the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. And now, an optional robust interactive eBook is available to bundle with the text or use stand-alone. Students will have access to online practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, MP3 chapter summaries, and more. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57147-6; Volume I: To 1715, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-57148-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57149-0. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Michelangelo s Nose

Author: Paul Barolsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0271032723
Release Date: 2007-04-19
Genre: Art

An exploration of the ways in which Michelangelo created himself.

Western Civilization A Brief History

Author: Jackson Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495099734
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: History

Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel's engaging style of writing weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. You will also be exposed to primary source documents - actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history-documents that actually enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading including outlines, chronologies, numerous maps and key terms with definitions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.