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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781620401941
ASIN: B00DUVKOUW
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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4.0 Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
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...
Linhtalinhtinh
Linhtalinhtinh rated it
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...
AC
AC rated it
burned out. Might be of greater interest to others with a more technical bent.
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
4.0
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...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
4.0 Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
There must have been something in the water in Florence, Italy during the 13, 14, and 1500's... the amount of genius that city has produced continues to stagger the imagination: Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonerotti, ... and now (I discover) Brunelleschi. There's no denying the simple be...
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