Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
- Narrated by: Alan Sklar
- Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-18-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Anne on 05-17-03
History brought to life!
This is no dry history lesson! I became so engrossed with the details of Michelangelo's struggle to paint the Sistine Chapel that I bought an illustrated book and studied the paintings as I listened, following Michelangelo's four-year trek across the ceiling from one end to the other. Fascinating.
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By Sean on 03-16-05
I bought this book because we're headed to Rome soon, and I wanted some background on what's considered to be one of the high water marks of artistic acheivement. Absolutely fascinating. As 1 other reviewer mentioned, it would be a good idea to have recent full-color photos of the chapel to refer to while listening.
It was amazing to realize that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel while the Church was at war with the Venitians, the French, and various other city-states in Italy. This book will definately enhance our upcoming visit.
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