The Splendor and the Scandal : Building St. Peter'sBook - 2006
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.
Branch Call Number: 726.50945634 SCO
Characteristics: xx, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Splendor and the scandal, building St. Peter's