Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

This book describes the process by which Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel in a way that is both informative and entertaining. I selected this book to learn about the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican before an upcoming trip to Rome and I am glad that I did. The context that it provided substantially increased my enjoyment of Vatican City and I recommend it to anyone about to visit Rome or one who is simply interested in the humanistic aspect of art history.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: ND623.B9 K55 2003
2nd Floor Fine Arts Library
Review submitted by: Jennifer Bevan, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Rating: Highly Recommended

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