Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's


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In this swift, colorful narrative, R. A. Scotti brings to life the artists and the popes, the politics and the passions behind the audacious building of St. Peter's Basilica during the 14th and 15th centuries. Scotti turns sacred architecture into a spellbinding human epic of enormous daring, petty jealousy, and staggering genius.

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Thomas S

Oct 17, 2013

Those who build

Those who build do not always follow the primary plans. So too the circuitous building of St. Peter Basilica in Rome. Trace the development of the building and the builders.

Keith C

Sep 4, 2010

Great History of "Basileus", Meeting Hall of Kings

Great peek of the Vatican's pearl: St. Peter's Basilica. History, quirks, conflicts earth's top artists & strangest popes. From destruction of 1,000 yr "Old St. Peter's" to fights over the dome, Ms. Scotti did her homework. W/graphics, dimensions, photos, generic Vatican books don't give these insights. Happy reading!

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