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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2296189

ISBN: 0142003697

Condition: Very Good


Pencil initials on blurb page, light general wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. 373 pp. In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture David), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling ag... View more info

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Primitive Religion (The Universal Library)

By: Lowie, Robert H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1952

Seller ID: 2289819

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed, ink name on title page. 1952 Trade Paperback. xxii, 378 pp. A brilliant study that bares the essential meanings in the spiritual experiences of primitive peoples. Fascinating details of magic, animism, women and religions, folk lore, fetishism, sex in religion, religion in art. View more info

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Stained Glass of the Early Fourteenth Century From the Church of Koenigsfelden

By: Stettler, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iris Books / Oxford University Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2291188

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Boards very lightly toned, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1949 Large Hardcover. 16 tipped in color plates, 6 tipped in black-and-white illustrations. Königsfelden Monastery boats a set of 14th-century stained glass windows which are considered to be some of the most valuable in Switzerland. View more info

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Cracking the Symbol Code: Revealing the Secret Heretical Messages within Church and Renaissance Art

By: Wallace-Murphy, Tim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Watkins Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296802

ISBN: 1842931369

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped, minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine base. 2005 Hard Cover. ix, 309 pp. Expanding on issues touched on in The Da Vinci Code, this thought-provoking study explores the real story of Christianity—a story told by men and women condemned by the traditional, orthodox church, and one long hidden in mysterious codes and symbols. In medieval times, dissenters believed the established church ruthlessly suppressed the truth about Jesus and his ministry. Branded as heretics and subject to torture and execution for their beliefs, the dissenters—inclu... View more info