Retail pak Audio Partners 2003
CS ISBN 1572703059 $29.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1572703067 $29.95 Six CDs
Ross King offers a fascinating look at the Italian Renaissance through the saga of the painting of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. King's use of detail and description enriches the journey through the art, politics, and personal rivalries that encompass both painters and popes. Reader Alan Sklar is an engaging guide as he immerses listeners in the world of the brilliant, yet difficult Michelangelo. Sklar's clear Italian brings a fluid handling of the many names. His accent is so precise and careful that it's a language lesson. Using a respectful pace, Sklar allows listeners time to absorb the many details--the complexity of fresco painting, or the byzantine negotiations over papal commissions. Intriguing armchair travel, or a fine companion to a visit to Italy. R.F.W. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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