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16 – Michelangelo – 2 of 3 – Laurentine Library and Campidoglio

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We continue our discussion of the architecture of Michelangelo Buonarotti with an exploration of two of his most important projects – the Laurentine Library, in which his sculptural understanding of form and mass is most powerful and disconcerting – and the Piazza del Campidoglio, an urban ensemble which would become a definitive reference for the idea of civic space.

In between George extemporises for about 20 minutes on late medieval Italian history despite having done no research, and we dip into the memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini.

Music –
Tielman Susato (c. 1490-c. 1560)- Pavane - ''The Battle''
from Gothic and Renaissance Dances at
Koto ‘Chinese Revenge’ (1982)

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