St. Peter's

St. Peter's

by Keith Miller

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Overview

Built by the decree of Constantine, rebuilt by some of the most distinguished architects in Renaissance Italy, emulated by Hitler’s architect in his vision for Germania, immortalized on film by Fellini, and fictionalized by a modern American bestseller, St. Peter’s is the most easily recognizable church in the world. This book is a cultural history of one of the most significant structures in the West. It bears the imprint of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Canova. For Grand Tourists of the eighteenth century, St. Peter’s exemplified the sublime. It continues to fascinate visitors today and appears globally as a familiar symbol of the papacy and of the Catholic Church itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674063631
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 04/02/2012
Series: Wonders of the World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

Keith Miller is a journalist, reviewer, and lecturer living in London.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword CHAPTER 1 Thresholds CHAPTER 2 Priests and Princes CHAPTER 3 Rebirth CHAPTER 4 Elaborations CHAPTER 5 The Shrine CHAPTER 6 A School for Artists CHAPTER 7 Perspectives Gazetteer Further Reading

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