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Brunelleschis Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
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 daunting cupola, that work began in earnest. King weaves an engrossing tale from the political intrigue, personal jealousies, dramatic setbacks, and sheer inventive brilliance that led to the paranoid Filippo, "who was so proud of his inventions and so fearful of plagiarism," finally seeing his dome completed only months before his death. King argues that it was Brunelleschi's improvised brilliance in solving the problem of suspending the enormous cupola in bricks and mortar (painstakingly detailed with precise illustrations) that led him to "succeed in performing an engineering feat whose structural daring was without parallel." He tells a compelling, informed story, ranging from discussions of the construction of the bricks, mortar, and marble that made up the dome, to its subsequent use as a scientific instrument by the Florentine astronomer Paolo Toscanelli. --Jerry Brotton, Amazon.co.uk
Paperback: 194 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0142000159; (October 30, )

Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
Hardcover - 194 pages
Walker & Co; ISBN: 080271366

Brunelleschi: Studies Of His Technology And Inventions (Dover Books on Architecture)
by Frank D. Prager, Gustina Scaglia
Synopsis
A pioneer of Italian Renaissance architecture, Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) is most famous for his daring and original ideas, among them the dome of Florence's famed cathedral. The project, which involved creating a huge dome without supporting framework, took most of his life and formed the basis of Italian architecture of the period. This comprehensive book describes the builder's many remarkable achievements, masonry methods, construction concepts, machines and other inventions. Unabridged republication of the work published by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1970. 
Paperback from Dover Publications

 

Formal Design in Renaissance Architecture : From Brunelleschi to Palladio
Formal Design in Renaissance Architecture : From Brunelleschi to Palladio
by Michele Furnari
Paperback from Rizzoli International Publications

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Filippo Brunelleschi: The Buildings
by Howard Saalman
Hardcover from Pennsylvania State University Press
1993
 
Brunelleschi (Masters of Italian Art Series)
Brunelleschi (Masters of Italian Art Series)
by Peter Gartner
Hardcover from Konemann

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The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture
The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture
by Henry A. Millon
Hardcover from Rizzoli International Publications

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The science of art: Optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat
by Martin Kemp
Hardcover from Yale University Press
1990
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Filippo Brunelleschi: The Cupola of Santa Maria Del Fiore (Studies in architecture)
by Howard Saalman
Hardcover from Rizzoli Intl Pubns
1987
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Italian Renaissance Architecture: From Brunelleschi to Michelangelo
Italian Renaissance Architecture: From Brunelleschi to Michelangelo
by Henry Millon
Hardcover from Thames and Hudson Ltd
1994
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Waiting for Filippo: The Life of Renaissance Architect Filippo Brunelleschi
by Michael Bender
Hardcover from Diane Pub Co

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Filippo Brunelleschi
by Eugenio Battisti
Paperback from Edizioni Electa
1989
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