Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Publish date: August 13th 2013
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Art History
An interesting biography of Filippo Brunelleschi, including the design and construction of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, as well as the design and building of some pretty impressive construction machinery. The book could have done with more architectural diagrams and explanations...
An absolutely marvelous account of the construction of the Dome of Florence Cathedral, led by the chief architect Brunelleschi. In merely more than 150 pages, Ross King with his clear explanation and thorough study, offers the audience the chance to follow the beauty of architecture as an art. The b...
burned out. Might be of greater interest to others with a more technical bent.
Cool little book. Not exactly crucial to anything, but it gives some nice flavor of life in the early Renaissance, and of the return of architecture - and at 167 pages, it's only an afternoon's commitment anyway. David Macaulay's Cathedral would be an excellent companion read, and I found it usefu...
I couldn't put this book down. Historical background on the great dome (Duomo) in Florence. The author's style didn't have it reading like a text book but a an interesting story of the background to getting the dome built and the mastermind behind it.