"Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece" by William E. Wallace

At age 71, Michelangelo Buonarroti, carver of the “Pietà”, “David”, “Moses”, and painter of the Sistine Chapel — was suddenly busier than ever. In 1546, Pope Paul III handed Michelangelo control of the beleaguered St. Peter’s project — a seemingly fruitless enterprise and an exercise in architectural frustration. However, in spite of his age and declining health, Michelangelo devoted the remaining 18 years of his life to the construction of what would be the largest building in the world and the artist’s greatest masterpiece – St. Peter’s Basilica.

Dr. William E. Wallace recounts the often untold and dramatic later years of Michelangelo. “Michelangelo, God’s Architect” tells the story of a man who never retired, yet gained strength and vitality by devoting himself to his most important creation.

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