A Journey Into Michelangelo's Rome

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Roaring Forties Press, Mar 1, 2008 - Travel - 163 pages
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From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this unique resource—part biography, part history, and part travel guide—provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo and the city he restored to artistic greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this travel companion tells the story of Michelangelo’s meteoric rise, his career marked by successive artistic breakthroughs, his tempestuous relations with powerful patrons, and his austere but passionate private life. Providing street maps that allow readers to navigate the city and discover Rome as Michelangelo knew it, each chapter focuses on a particular work that amazed Michelangelo’s contemporaries and modern tourists alike.
 

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A Journey into Michelangelos Rome

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This is a straight forward and informative review of Michelangelos work. Its very well illustrated and offers some interesting insights. Its easy to read. I bought it as an introduction to what Ill be ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Michelangelo and the House of Medici 14
The Tragedy of the Tomb 44
The Pope and the Painter 62
Faithful Friends and Foes 78
A Humanist City 98
Michelangelos Churches 112
Michelangelo and His Legacy 130
Timeline 145
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Angela K. Nickerson is a freelance writer who teaches writing classes and workshops. She regularly travels around the world leading tours for groups of travelers. She lives in Northern California.

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