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...

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Sixtinische Kapelle.
Author / Creator: Pfisterer, Ulrich, 1968- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Dollenmayer, David B., translator.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Getty Research Institute, issuing body.
Format: Book
Imprint: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, [2018]
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.