Basilica

Basilica

The Splendor and the Scandal : Building St. Peter's

Book - 2006
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It was the splendour and scandal of the age. In 1506 the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe - the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine - to erect a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned 200 years, embroiled 27 popes and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age - Michaelangelo, Raphael, Bramante and Bernini. In this swift and colourful narrative, Scotti brings to life the artists and popes, the politics and passions, vividly to life.
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, 2006.
ISBN: 9780670037766
0670037761
Branch Call Number: 726.50945634 SCO
Characteristics: xx, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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