The Sistine Chapel : paradise in Rome /
"The Sistine Chapel: Paradise in Rome is a scholarly yet accessible history of the Sistine Chapel. Through a study of the main campaigns to adorn the chapel, Ulrich Pfisterer argues that art transformed the chapel into a pathway to the kingdom of God, legitimizing the absolute authority of the...
|Uniform title:||Sixtinische Kapelle.|
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|Other Authors / Creators:||Dollenmayer, David B., translator.|
|Other Corporate Authors / Creators:||Getty Research Institute, issuing body.|
|Imprint:||Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, |
Table of Contents:
- Prologue at the door of heaven
- Paradise in contention: the "foremost chapel in the world" and Sixtus IV
- Triumphal gate and entrance hall to the city of God: Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes and Julius II
- Tabernacle, Solomon's temple, and the heavenly Jerusalem: Raphael's tapestries and Leo X
- The gate to eternity: Michelangelo's Last judgment, Clement VII, and Paul III
- Epilogue in purgatory: art history and the myth of the Sistine Chapel.