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The Resource The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican, Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner

The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican, Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner

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The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican
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The Sistine secrets
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Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican
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Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner
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Sistine secrets
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Michelangelos forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican
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eng
Summary
Five hundred years ago Michelangelo began work on a painting that became one of the most famous pieces of art in the world-the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Every year millions of people come to see the largest fresco painting on earth in the holiest of Christianity's chapels; yet there is not one single Christian image in this vast, magnificent artwork. This book tells how Michelangelo embedded messages of brotherhood, tolerance, and freethinking in his painting to encourage "fellow travelers" to challenge the repressive Roman Catholic Church of his time. Authors Blech and Doliner reveal what Michelangelo meant in the angelic representations that brilliantly mocked his papal patron, how he managed to sneak unorthodox heresies into his ostensibly pious portrayals, and how he was able to fulfill his lifelong ambition to bridge the wisdom of science with the strictures of faith.--From publisher description
Summary
Five hundred years ago Michelangelo began work on a painting that became one of the most famous pieces of art in the world-the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Every year millions of people come to see the largest fresco painting on earth in the holiest of Christianity's chapels; yet there is not one single Christian image in this vast, magnificent artwork. This book tells how Michelangelo embedded messages of brotherhood, tolerance, and freethinking in his painting to encourage "fellow travelers" to challenge the repressive Roman Catholic Church of his time. Authors Blech and Doliner reveal what Michelangelo meant in the angelic representations that brilliantly mocked his papal patron, how he managed to sneak unorthodox heresies into his ostensibly pious portrayals, and how he was able to fulfill his lifelong ambition to bridge the wisdom of science with the strictures of faith.--From publisher description
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238472
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Blech, Benjamin
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759.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Doliner, Roy
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True
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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City)
  • Symbolism in art
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City)
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance
  • Symbolism in art
  • Vatican City
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adult
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Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican
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The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican, Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
In the beginning -- What is the Sistine Chapel? -- Lost language of art -- A rebel is born -- A very special education -- Out of the garden and into the world -- As fate would have it -- A private tour of the Sistine Temple -- Crossing the threshold -- The vault of heaven -- The house of David -- The four corners of the universe -- A company of prophets -- The middle path -- Parting shots -- Beyond the ceiling -- Back on the scene -- Secrets of The Last Judgment -- Later secrets --"A world transfigured" -- Conclusion: so, what is the Sistine Chapel?
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ocn262886642
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061469053
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)262886642
Label
The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican, Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- What is the Sistine Chapel? -- Lost language of art -- A rebel is born -- A very special education -- Out of the garden and into the world -- As fate would have it -- A private tour of the Sistine Temple -- Crossing the threshold -- The vault of heaven -- The house of David -- The four corners of the universe -- A company of prophets -- The middle path -- Parting shots -- Beyond the ceiling -- Back on the scene -- Secrets of The Last Judgment -- Later secrets --"A world transfigured" -- Conclusion: so, what is the Sistine Chapel?
Control code
ocn262886642
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061469053
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)262886642

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