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Ross King (born July 16, 1962) is a Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer. He began his career by writing two works of historical fiction in the 1990s, later turning to non-fiction, and has since written several critically acclaimed and best-selling historical works.

King's first novel, Domino, (1995), tells the story of a castrato singer seen through the experience of an aspiring painter in the London of the 1770s.

In 1998, King published Ex-Libris, his second work of historical fiction. Set in London and Prague, it chronicles how a London bookseller's search in the 1660s for a missing manuscript leads him unwittingly into a world of deception and murder.

Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence (2000) describes how the Italian architect Filippo Brunelleschi designed what still stands as the largest masonry dome ever built: the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, completed in 1436. Brunelleschi's Dome marked King's transition from novelist to writer of histories and biographies. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, (2002), follows the four arduous years during which Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel amid the political and religious intrigues of early sixteenth-century Rome.

King's next book, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism (2006), was met by much critical acclaim and considerable commercial success. By contrasting the works and lives of the French painters Ernest Meissonier and Édouard Manet, the book chronicles the dramatic transition by which the Impressionist painters changed the artistic vision of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century. King received Canada's 2006 Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction for this book.

King's most recent book, part of the Eminent Lives series, was Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power (2007), a biography of Niccolò Machiavelli in which King illustrates the personal, social and political development of one of history's most famous political theorists.

King was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada and was raised in the nearby village of North Portal. He received his undergraduate university education at the University of Regina, where in 1984 he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English Literature. Continuing his studies at the University of Regina, he received a Master of Arts degree in 1986 upon completing a thesis on the poet T.S. Eliot. Later he achieved a Ph.D. from York University in Toronto (1992), where he specialized eighteenth-century English literature.

King moved to England to take up a position as a post-doctoral research fellow at University College, London. It was at this time that he began writing his first novel.

For Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, King was nominated in 2003 for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Brunelleschi’s Dome was on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was the recipient of several awards including the 2000 Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year.

He lectures frequently in both Europe and North America, and has given guided tours of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

King currently lives in Woodstock, England with his wife Melanie.

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Total Books: 92
Brunelleschi's Dome
Brunelleschi's Dome (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780736671804
ISBN-10: 0736671803
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Brunelleschi's Dome  How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142000151
ISBN-10: 0142000159
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 63

Brunelleschi's Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome Prepack
Brunelleschi's Dome Prepack (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780147716637
ISBN-10: 0147716632
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Brunelleschi's Dome The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence
Brunelleschi's Dome the Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099526780
ISBN-10: 0099526786
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Continuing Korean
Continuing Korean (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804834308
ISBN-10: 080483430X
Genres: Reference, Substores
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Das Labyrinth der Welt
Das Labyrinth Der Welt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442727070
ISBN-10: 3442727073
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Das Wunder von Florenz
Das Wunder Von Florenz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442730414
ISBN-10: 3442730414
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Defiant Spirits The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
Description and Explanation in Korean Linguistics
Description and Explanation in Korean Linguistics [Cornell University East Asia, No. 98 - Cornell East Asia Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885445988
ISBN-10: 1885445989
Genre: Reference
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Die Masken des Domino
Die Masken Des Domino (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442722457
ISBN-10: 3442722454
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Domino
Domino (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099464556
ISBN-10: 0099464551
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Domino
Domino (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802733788
ISBN-10: 0802733786
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4

Domo de Brunelleschi
Domo De Brunelleschi [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788501079817
ISBN-10: 8501079812
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Ekslibris
Ekslibris (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788375100235
ISBN-10: 8375100234
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Elementary Korean Includes a 74-minute Audio CD
Elementary Korean Includes a 74-minute Audio Cd (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804820790
ISBN-10: 0804820791
Genre: Reference
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Emancipating Space Geography Architecture and Urban Design
Ex Libris
Ex Libris (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099464549
ISBN-10: 0099464543
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ex-Libris
Ex-libris (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142000809
ISBN-10: 0142000809
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 27

Ex-Libris
Ex-libris (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802733573
ISBN-10: 0802733573
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Fantasia of Leonardo da Vinci
The Fantasia of Leonardo Da VInci (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781929154418
ISBN-10: 1929154410
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Machiavelli [Eminent Lives] (Hardcover)
Michelangelo the Pope's Ceiling [Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series] (Hardcover)
Sydney Housing Study Outline [Research paper - Ian Buchan Fell Research Project on Housing ; 7] (Other)
Sydney Housing Study Residential Densities [Research paper - Ian Buchan Fell Research Project on Housing ; no. 8] (Other)
Yass Nsw Residential Quality of a Country Town [Research paper - Ian Buchan Fell Research Project on Housing ; no. 6] (Other)
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