Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William E. Wallace

Narrated By: Simon Callow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Date: October 2019

Duration: 8 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

In this audiobook, acclaimed actor Simon Callow narrates the gripping untold story of Michelangelo's final decades-and his transformation into one of the greatest architects of the Italian Renaissance
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.
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.

Genres:

Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece

by William E. Wallace

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece, William E. Wallace
Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece, William E. Wallace
This title is due for release on October 15, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece, William E. Wallace
This title is due for release on October 15, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece, William E. Wallace
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece, William E. Wallace

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.