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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Ross King
0142000159
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the most towering achievements of Renaissance architecture. Completed in 1436, the dome remains a remarkable feat of design and engineering. Its span of more than 140 feet exceeds St Paul's in London and St Peter's in Rome, and even outdoes the Capitol in Washington, D.C., making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. The story of its creation and its brilliant but "hot-tempered" creator is told in Ross King's delightful Brunelleschi's Dome.

Both dome and architect offer King plenty of rich material. The story of the dome goes back to 1296, when work began on the cathedral, but it was only in 1420, when Brunelleschi won a competition over his bitter rival Lorenzo Ghiberti to design the...



Filippo Brunelleschi
Howard Saalman
0271010673
Sept 1993
Hardcover
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The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
Paul Robert Walker
0380807920
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Six hundred years ago, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi finished one and two in a contest to design the decorative bronze doors that now grace Florence's beloved Baptistry. Ghiberti, the youngest entrant, was the victor and subsequent recipient of many of the city's most sought-after projects. Wounded by his loss to the upstart Ghiberti, Brunelleschi (who was better educated and from a more respectable family than his rival) set out to reintroduce the glory of Antiquity in their age. Brunelleschi went on to design the dome that has long symbolized Florence's cityscape and succeeded in popularizing the return to the architectural vocabulary of Greece and Rome. Walker, author of various YA books and Every Day's a Miracle, contends (though too often he simply conjectures) that while fighting for...


Filippo Brunelleschi
Eugenio Battisti
1904313124
November 2002
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Waiting for Filippo: The Life of Renaissance Architect Pilippo Brunelleschi
Michael Bender
0811801810
September 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The architect Filippo Brunelleschi and his influence on Renaissance Florence are the twin subjects of this highly specialized pop-up book. Bender's informative text elaborates on aspects of design and architecture while placing Brunelleschi in historical context, detailing the artist's work on the Duomo of Florence, Santo Spirito, the Pazzi Chapel and other brilliant achievements. Illustrations dominated by terracotta have a Florentine air to them, but the flaps and pop-ups are a disappointment, deployed without much imagination. Seeing a 3D picture of the loggia of the Foundling Hospital or of people strolling past the Duomo does little to enhance a reader's appreciation for those works. Bender's egregious use of paper-engineering seems ironic indeed considering his salute to Brunelleschi for developing a theory...


Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Incentions
Frank D. Prager
0486434648
September 2004
Paperback
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Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History's Ten Most Revolutionary Minds
Michael J. Gelb
0060937904
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The introduction to Discover Your Genius shows off the double meaning of the book's title in plain language: it is meant to help you find both your own potential for greatness and a meaningful role model to provide focus. In an effort to lead you to both simultaneously, Michael J. Gelb has created a combination workbook, guided journal, and historical biography of 10 outstanding humans.

Arranged chronologically, Discover Your Genius begins with Plato and ends with Einstein, meeting up with Brunelleschi, Columbus, Copernicus, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Jefferson, Darwin, and Ghandi in between. Each chapter highlights a few specific achievements while analyzing the methods and motivations of the geniuses in question.

Accompanying exercises encourage you to talk with friends, create lists and goals, seek additional...



The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
Paul Robert Walker
0786124628
July 2003
Audio
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From AudioFile
A monstrously detailed account of a fascinating period in art and architecture, this erudite recording manages to be listener friendly by throwing a spotlight on what is surely one of many unexplored byways in cultural history: the feud between two pivotal artists of the Renaissance, Filippo Bunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti. Both of these men possessed prodigious egos, talent, and cultural timing that rival those of any modern media darling. Robert Whitfield delivers the story with panache and aplomb, never wearying of the myriad details that could become tedious in less talented hands. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
Paul Robert Walker
0786189150
July 2003
MP3 on CD
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From AudioFile
A monstrously detailed account of a fascinating period in art and architecture, this erudite recording manages to be listener friendly by throwing a spotlight on what is surely one of many unexplored byways in cultural history: the feud between two pivotal artists of the Renaissance, Filippo Bunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti. Both of these men possessed prodigious egos, talent, and cultural timing that rival those of any modern media darling. Robert Whitfield delivers the story with panache and aplomb, never wearying of the myriad details that could become tedious in less talented hands. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
Paul Robert Walker
0786191805
July 2003
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
A monstrously detailed account of a fascinating period in art and architecture, this erudite recording manages to be listener friendly by throwing a spotlight on what is surely one of many unexplored byways in cultural history: the feud between two pivotal artists of the Renaissance, Filippo Bunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti. Both of these men possessed prodigious egos, talent, and cultural timing that rival those of any modern media darling. Robert Whitfield delivers the story with panache and aplomb, never wearying of the myriad details that could become tedious in less talented hands. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine


De l'Enfer . la Coupole. Dante, Brunelleschi et Ficin
Stephane. Toussaint
8882650006
January 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: French

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