Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

by RossKing (Author)

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This work tells the story of the largest masonry dome ever built, describing the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. Initially regarded as impossible to build, the construction of the dome, for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, became the greatest architectural puzzle of the age, and, when finally completed in 1436, was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world. Also told is the story of the dome's architect, the brilliant and volatile Fillippo Brunelleschi. His ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 184
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Published: 06 Apr 2000

ISBN 10: 0701169036
ISBN 13: 9780701169039