The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance

The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance

by James A. Connor

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The Last Judgment: Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance by James A. Connor

Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. Here, James Connor uncovers the secrets behind the fresco, and details the engrossing stories of conspiring kings, plotting popes, and murderous rivalries between noble families who were vying for control over Michelangelo and his art. This book combines enchanting storytelling with incisive historical detective work, demonstrating how Michelangelo was inspired by Copernicus and how the Counter-Reformation arose from the ashes of the Renaissance.

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ISBN-13: 9780230623897
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 613,725
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James A. Connor is a professor of English at Kean University and a former Jesuit priest. He is the author of three books: Silent Fire, Kepler's Witch and Pascal's Wager. He lives in Rahway, NJ.

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