The Splendor and the Scandal : Building St. Peter'sUnknown - 2006
It was the splendour and scandal of the age. In 1506 the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe - the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine - to erect a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned 200 years, embroiled 27 popes and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age - Michaelangelo, Raphael, Bramante and Bernini. In this swift and colourful narrative, Scotti brings to life the artists and popes, the politics and passions, vividly to life.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
Branch Call Number: 726.5094 SCOTTI R
Characteristics: xx, 299 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, plans ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Basilica