9780142000151

Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780142000151

  • ISBN10:

    0142000159

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

An Independent Bestseller By all accounts, Filippo Brunelleschi, goldsmith and clockmaker, was an unkempt, cantankerous, and suspicious man-even by the generous standards according to which artists were judged in fifteenth-century Florence. He also designed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a feat 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 million pounds of metal, wood, and marble hundreds of feet in the air. Ross King's captivating narrative brings to life the personalities and intrigue surrounding the twenty-eight-year-long construction of the dome, opening a window onto Florentine life during one of history's most fascinating eras.

Author Biography

Ross King is the author of two novels He lives in England near Oxford.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
A More Beautiful and Honourable Temple
1(11)
The Goldsmith of San Giovanni
12(9)
The Treasure Hunters
21(11)
An Ass and a Babbler
32(11)
The Rivals
43(6)
Men without Name or Family
49(7)
Some Unheard-of Machine
56(14)
The Chain of Stone
70(6)
The Tale of the Fat Carpenter
76(6)
The Pointed Fifth
82(9)
Bricks and Mortar
91(9)
Circle by Circle
100(8)
The Monster of the Arno
108(10)
Debacle at Lucca
118(10)
From Bad to Worse
128(9)
Consecration
137(4)
The Lantern
141(12)
Magni Ingenii Viri Philippi Brunelleschi
153(7)
The Nest of Delights
160(9)
Notes 169(8)
Select Bibliography 177(2)
Index 179

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