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St. Peter's in the Vatican

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ISBN-10: 0521732107

ISBN-13: 9780521732109

Edition: 2008

Authors: William Tronzo

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St. Peter's in the Vatican has a long and turbulent history. First constructed in the fourth century to honor the tomb of St. Peter, it gained enormous prestige as a repository of holy relics, objects and events during the course of the Middle Ages. After the return of the papacy from Avignon in the fifteenth century, the Early Christian edifice was gradually torn down and replaced by the new structure now in place. The history of the design and construction of this new building spans several centuries and involved several of the most brilliant architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, of the early modern period. This volume presents an overview of St. Peter's history from the late antique period to the twentieth century. Focusing on selected and key moments in the monument's history and evolution, it serves as the first comprehensive overview of a unique monument of the Western tradition.
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Introduction
Peter and Constantine
The use and meaning of Spolia at St. Peter's
Est haec sacra principis aedes: the Vatican basilica from Innocent III to Gregory IX (1198ndash;1241)
Renaissance St. Peter's
Michelangelo to Marchionni, 1546ndash;1784
Bernini at St. Peter's: Singularis in singularis, in omnibus unicus; St. Peter's in the modern era: the paradoxical colossus
Appendix: Theatres for the canonisation of saints: the architectural structures for celebrating the ceremony