Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling

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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.

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"Ross King deftly stitches modern Michelangelo scholarship into his fluent and gripping narrative. The result is a delightful book that overturns many legends" (Independent)

"A fascinating and carefully researched account of day-to-day life atop the Sistine scaffolding" (The Times)

"A narrative that never falls back on exaggeration or deviates from the facts" (Sunday Times)

"We learn an enormous amount by reading this book; King's grasp of and research into the period seem all-encompassing" (Spectator)

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The extraordinary story behind Michelangelo's masterpiece - now, for the first time, in B-format

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