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050  4 NA1123.B9|bW355 2019 
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100 1  Wallace, William E.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Michelangelo, God's Architect :|bthe story of his final 
       years and greatest masterpiece /|cWilliam E. Wallace. 
264  1 Princeton ;|aOxford :|bPrinceton University Press,|c[2019]
264  4 |c©2019 
300    xi, 277 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates :
       |billustrations (some color) ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and 
505 0  Moses -- Friends at seventy matter more -- A long-lived 
       Pope -- Architect of St. Peter's -- A new Pope: Julius III
       -- Rome 1555 -- Architect of Rome -- God's architect. 
520    As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance
       artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years 
       were past. Anguished by the death of friends and 
       discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists,
       this supreme painter and sculptor began carving his own 
       tomb. It was at this unlikely moment that fate intervened 
       to task Michelangelo with the most ambitious and daunting 
       project of his long creative life. 'Michelangelo, God's 
       Architect' is the first book to tell the full story of 
       Michelangelo's final two decades, when the peerless artist
       refashioned himself into the master architect of St. 
       Peter's Basilica and other major buildings. When the Pope 
       handed Michelangelo control of the St. Peter's project in 
       1546, it was a study in architectural mismanagement, 
       plagued by flawed design and faulty engineering. Assessing
       the situation with his uncompromising eye and razor-sharp 
       intellect, Michelangelo overcame the furious resistance of
       Church officials to persuade the Pope that it was time to 
       start over. In this richly illustrated book, leading 
       Michelangelo expert William Wallace sheds new light on 
       this least familiar part of Michelangelo's biography, 
       revealing a creative genius who was also a skilled 
       engineer and enterprising businessman. The challenge of 
       building St. Peter's deepened Michelangelo's faith, 
       Wallace shows. Fighting the intrigues of Church politics 
       and his own declining health, Michelangelo became 
       convinced that he was destined to build the largest and 
       most magnificent church ever conceived. And he was 
       determined to live long enough that no other architect 
       could alter his design. 
600 00 Michelangelo Buonarroti,|d1475-1564|xLast years. 
600 07 Michelangelo Buonarroti,|d1475-1564.|2fast
650  0 Architecture, Renaissance|zItaly. 
650  7 Architecture, Renaissance.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00813917 
650  7 Last years of a person's life.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01185275 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
994    C0|bCKE 
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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  759.5 WALLACE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  759.5 MICHELANGELO    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  709.2 WALLACE    Check Shelf