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The Resource Basilica : the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's, R.A. Scotti

Basilica : the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's, R.A. Scotti

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Basilica : the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's
Title
Basilica
Title remainder
the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's
Statement of responsibility
R.A. Scotti
Title variation
Basilica
Title variation remainder
the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peters
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Language
eng
Summary
It was the splendor--and the scandal--of the age, the defining event of the high Renaissance. In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe--the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle's grave--to build a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned two centuries, embroiled 27 popes, and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age--Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, and Bernini. As the basilica rose, modern Rome rose with it, as glorious as the city of the Caesars. But the cost was unimaginable: the new basilica provoked the Protestant Reformation, dividing the Christian world for all time.--From publisher description
Summary
Traces Pope Julius II's controversial early sixteenth-century construction of a new basilica in place of the Emperor Constantine's millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica, documenting how building efforts spanned two centuries and more than two dozen papacies while incorporating the contributions of such master artists as Michelangelo and Raphael
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181799
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
726.509456/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5620.S9
LC item number
S36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's
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Basilica : the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's, R.A. Scotti
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-284) and index
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Contents
The Christian Caesar 1503-1513 -- The first stone, April 1506 -- The First St. Peter's -- IlTerribilis -- A Trojan horse -- A surprise winner -- Imperial dimensions -- Vaulting ambition -- Onward Christian soldiers -- A Christian imperium -- A viper's nest -- The death of Julius -- The deplorable Medici Popes 1513-1534 -- The first Medici Prince -- An empty stage -- A Roman candle -- The revenge of the Sangallos -- Salvation for sale -- Sweet revenge -- A brief moment of truth -- Medici Redux -- The Michelangelo imperative 1546-1626 -- A violent awakening -- Julius's folly -- Motu Proprio -- An immovable object -- The swineherd who built Rome -- Raising the dome -- A new century -- The knaves of St. Peter's 1,300 years later -- Bernini's grand illusions 1623-1667 -- The romance of the baroque -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: The Popes from Nicholas V to Alexander VII -- Appendix II: Statistics
Control code
14333750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780670037766
Lccn
2005058464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (PPL)35EE2095379C4EE0AC4FE2EFDE29F4EF
  • (OCoLC)ocm62878428
  • (OCoLC)62878428
Label
Basilica : the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's, R.A. Scotti
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Christian Caesar 1503-1513 -- The first stone, April 1506 -- The First St. Peter's -- IlTerribilis -- A Trojan horse -- A surprise winner -- Imperial dimensions -- Vaulting ambition -- Onward Christian soldiers -- A Christian imperium -- A viper's nest -- The death of Julius -- The deplorable Medici Popes 1513-1534 -- The first Medici Prince -- An empty stage -- A Roman candle -- The revenge of the Sangallos -- Salvation for sale -- Sweet revenge -- A brief moment of truth -- Medici Redux -- The Michelangelo imperative 1546-1626 -- A violent awakening -- Julius's folly -- Motu Proprio -- An immovable object -- The swineherd who built Rome -- Raising the dome -- A new century -- The knaves of St. Peter's 1,300 years later -- Bernini's grand illusions 1623-1667 -- The romance of the baroque -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: The Popes from Nicholas V to Alexander VII -- Appendix II: Statistics
Control code
14333750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780670037766
Lccn
2005058464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (PPL)35EE2095379C4EE0AC4FE2EFDE29F4EF
  • (OCoLC)ocm62878428
  • (OCoLC)62878428

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