BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME: HOW A RENAISSANCE GENIUS REINVENTED ARCHITECTURE

BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME: HOW A RENAISSANCE GENIUS REINVENTED ARCHITECTURE

By: King, Ross

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By all accounts, Filippo Brunelleschi, goldsmith and clockmaker, was an unk empt, cantankerous, and suspicious man-even by the generous standards accor ding to which artists were judged in fifteenth-century Florence. He also de signed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a fea t of architectural daring that we continue to marvel at today-thus securing himself a place among the most formidable geniuses of the Renaissance. At first denounced as a madman, Brunelleschi literally reinvented the field of architecture amid plagues, wars, and political feuds to raise seventy mill ion pounds of metal, wood, and marble hundreds of feet in the air. Ross Kin g's captivating narrative brings to life the personalities and intrigue sur rounding the twenty-eight-year-long construction of the dome, opening a win dow onto Florentine life during one of history's most fascinating eras.

Title: BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME: HOW A RENAISSANCE GENIUS REINVENTED ARCHITECTURE

Author Name: King, Ross

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 0142000159

ISBN Number 13: 9780142000151

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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Seller ID: RWARE0000043593