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King, Ross 1962-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 390 publications in 13 languages and 19,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Catalogs  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Art  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: ND623.B9, 759.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ross King
Michelangelo & the Pope's ceiling by Ross King( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary ... Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. [This book] recounts the ... story of the four ... years [Michelangelo] spent laboring over the twelve thousand square feet of the ... ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries [of Rome battled around him]
Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture by Ross King( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone alive in Florence on August 19, 1418, would have understood the significance of the competition announced that day concerning the city's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, already under construction for more than a century. "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome ... shall do so before the end of the month of September". The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build, due not only to its enormous size but also because its original and sacrosanct design eschewed the flying buttresses that supported cathedrals all over Europe. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of the many plans submitted, one stood out -- a daring and unorthodox solution to vaulting the largest dome (143 feet in diameter) in the world. It was offered not by a master mason or carpenter, but by a goldsmith and clock maker named Filippo Brunelleschi, then 41, who would dedicate the next 28 years to solving the puzzles of the dome's construction. Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder. Denounced at first as a madman, he was celebrated as a genius upon erecting the dome. He engineered the perfect placement of brick and stone and built ingenious hoists and cranes (some among the most renowned machines of the Renaissance) to carry an estimated 70 million pounds hundreds of feet into the air -- all the while defying those who said the dome would surely collapse and tackling personal obstacles that at times threatened to overwhelm him. This drama was played out amidst plagues, wars, political feuds, and the intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence -- events Ross King weaves into the story to great effect, from Brunelleschi's bitter, ongoing rivalry with the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti to the near capture of Florence by the Duke of Milan. He also offers a wealth of fascinating detail that opens windows into fifteenth-century life: the celebrated traditions of the brickmaker's art, the daily routine of the artisans laboring hundreds of feet above the ground as the dome grew ever higher, the problems of transportation, and the power of the guilds. Even today, in an age of soaring skyscrapers, the cathedral dome of Santa Maria del Fiore retains a rare power to astonish. Ross King brings its creation to life in a fifteenth-century chronicle with twenty-first-century resonance. Novelist Ross King offers an account of the remarkable design and construction of the largest dome in the world (even today): the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. Reading with the excitement of a good novel, the book focuses on the innovative techniques used and the social and political context in which its architect worked. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The judgment of Paris : the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism by Ross King( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists--Ernest Meissonier and Edouard Manet
Leonardo and the Last supper by Ross King( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved -- everyone from Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work
Ex-Libris by Ross King( Book )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seventeenth-century England, bookseller Isaac Inchbold discovers his life is in danger after accepting the task of restoring a country house's library
Machiavelli : philosopher of power by Ross King( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality
Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within each time period, provides examples of significant works in painting, sculpture, drawing and other media. Highlights themes that were important at various times such as nudes, landscape, still life, and love. Includes brief biographies of some artists and a "closer look" in depth for the most significant works
Domino by Ross King( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The society ball was George Cautleys introduction to the London he had dreamed about, a world of wealth, beauty, and wit, of patrons and scoundrels. It would also be his introduction to the mysterious and beautiful Lady Petronella Beauclair (and through her the castrato singer Tristano), to seduction and mystery and ultimatley to crimes the son of a clergyman could never have imagined."--Jacket
The Vatican : all the paintings : the complete collection of old masters plus more than 300 sculptures, maps, tapestries, and other artifacts by Anja Grebe( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is organized into 23 sections representing the museums and areas of the Vatican, including the Pinacoteca, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, the Vatican Palaces, and St. Peter's Basilica. Each one of the 976 works of art represented in the book--including 661 classical paintings on display in the permanent painting collection and 315 other masterpieces--is annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the work, and the catalog number (if applicable). In addition, 180 of the most iconic and significant paintings and other pieces of art are highlighted with 300-word essays by art historian Anja Grebe on such topics as the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the work, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, and the artist's impact on art history." -- Publisher's description
Brunelleschi's dome : the story of the great cathedral in Florence by Ross King( Book )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, with its immense, terracotta-tiled cupola, still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but impossible to build because of its enormous size. The greatest architectural puzzle of its age, when finally completed in 1436 the dome was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world. To this day, it remains the highest and widest masonry dome ever built. This book tells the extraordinary story of how the cupola was raised, from its conception to its consecration. Also told is the story of the dome's architect, the brilliant and volatile Filippo Brunelleschi. Denounced as a madman at the start of his labours, he was celebrated at their end as a great genius. His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol
Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling by Ross King( Recording )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling
The judgment of Paris [the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism] by Ross King( Recording )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome, comes this examination of the first Impressionist painters
Defiant spirits : the modernist revolution of the Group of Seven by Ross King( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumptuously illustrated, rigorously researched and drawn from archival documents and letters, Defiant Spirits constitutes a 'group biography,' reconstructing the men's aspirations, frustrations and achievements. It details not only the lives of Tom Thomson and the members of the Group of Seven but also the political and social history of Canada during a time when art exhibitions were venues for debates about Canadian national identity and cultural worth."--Amazon.com
Brunelleschi's dome by Ross King( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city of Florence, Italy, in 1418, a competition was announced to design the dome for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, a proposed dome which was considered all but impossible to build. Of the many plans submitted, the one offered by goldsmith and clock maker Filippo Brunelleschi stood out, and he then spent the next twehty-eight years solving the puzzle of the dome's construction and in the process reinvented the field of architecture
Machiavelli philosopher of power by Ross King( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality
Leonardo and the Last supper by Ross King( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved--everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work
Garibaldi : hero of Italian unification by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guiseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. Known as the "Hero of Two Worlds," Garibaldi's military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence. During his fight for Italian unification, Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, Naples, and Sicily. His forces suffered from lack of equipment, food, and money, and yet Garibaldi commended their fierce loyalty. In this riveting biography, Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe."--BOOK JACKET
De omwenteling van Parijs : over de geboorte van het impressionisme by Ross King( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische schets over het kunstklimaat in Parijs in de periode tussen 1863 en 1873, waarin schilders als Manet en Meissonier werkten
La cupola di Brunelleschi : la nascita avventurosa di un prodigio dell'architettura e del genio che lo ideò by Ross King( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantasia of Leonardo da Vinci : his riddles, jests, fables and bestiary by Ross King( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Michelangelo & the Pope's ceiling
Alternative Names
King, R. J.

King, Rose

King, Ross

King, Ross James

King, Ross W. A. 1962-

Rosa King and Up Side Down (Grupo musical)

Ross King Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer

קינג, רוס 1962-

キング, ロス

Languages
English (237)

German (31)

Spanish (23)

Dutch (17)

Italian (16)

Chinese (6)

French (2)

Hungarian (2)

Polish (2)

Russian (1)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Turkish (1)

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Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architectureThe judgment of Paris : the revolutionary decade that gave the world ImpressionismEx-LibrisMachiavelli : philosopher of powerArt : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporaryDominoBrunelleschi's dome : the story of the great cathedral in FlorenceMichelangelo and the Pope's ceiling