Brunelleschi s Dome Book
Score: 4
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Brunelleschi s Dome

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620401934

Brunelleschi s Dome Excerpt :

Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy.

Brunelleschi s Dome Book
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Brunelleschi s Dome

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407018027

Brunelleschi s Dome Excerpt :

Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but impossible to build because of its enormous size. The greatest architectural puzzle of its age, when finally completed in 1436 the dome was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world. It has gone down in history as a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. This book tells the extraordinary story of how the cupola was raised and of the dome's architect, the brilliant and volatile Filippo Brunelleschi. Denounced as a madman at the start of his labours, he was celebrated at their end as a great genius. His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol. Brunelleschi's Dome was voted Non-Fiction Book of the Year by American Independent Booksellers.

Brunelleschi s Dome Book
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Brunelleschi s Dome

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0142000159

Brunelleschi s Dome Excerpt :

Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy. Reprint.

Brunelleschi s Cupola Book

Brunelleschi s Cupola

  • Author : Giovanni Fanelli
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060112177

Brunelleschi s Cupola Excerpt :

This two-part volume offers an innovative analysis and interpretation of Brunelleschi's masterpiece. Part One, which is richly illustrated with iconographic material, traces the design and construction phases of this magnificent building and explores its impact on figurative and literary culture down the ages. With the aid of original charts and diagrams, Part Two provides a thorough analysis of the structure, construction and static equilibrium of the Cupola, including a description and assessment of the current state of the cracks. This provides a solid basis for predicting the likely future behaviour of the monument and for suggesting possible conservation measures.

Brunelleschi s Dome in Florence Hb Book

Brunelleschi s Dome in Florence Hb

  • Author : Marco Bussagli
  • Publisher : Scripta Maneant Editori
  • Release Date : 2021-09-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 8895847970

Brunelleschi s Dome in Florence Hb Excerpt :

- Stunning photography captures in never-before-seen detail the entire fresco cycle of Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari between 1572 and 1579 The iconic Dome of the Cathedral of Florence, the largest masonry vault in the world, was built by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436. More than 100 years later, between 1572 and 1579, the vault was decorated with frescos by the artists Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari depicting the Last Judgment. Working with advanced imaging technology, total access, and Italy's leading art photographer, this book presents in never-before-seen detail and completeness the entire pictorial cycle of the Dome. Contributions by noted art historians Marco Bussagli, Mina Gregori, and Timothy Verdon illuminate the art historical significance of this magnificent symbol of Florence and the Renaissance. Text in English and Italian.

Pippo the Fool Book
Score: 3.5
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Pippo the Fool

  • Author : Tracey E Fern
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607341307

Pippo the Fool Excerpt :

In fifteenth-century Florence, Italy, a contest is held to design a magnificent dome for the town's cathedral, but when Pippo the Fool claims he will win the contest, everyone laughs at him. Based on a true story.

Brunelleschi Book


  • Author : Frank D. Prager
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486157283

Brunelleschi Excerpt :

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling Book
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Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446418833

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling Excerpt :

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Michelangelo Book


  • Author : Gabriella Di Cagno
  • Publisher : The Oliver Press, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1934545015

Michelangelo Excerpt :

Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.

Building the Italian Renaissance Book

Building the Italian Renaissance

  • Author : Paula Kay Lazrus
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469653402

Building the Italian Renaissance Excerpt :

Building the Italian Renaissance focuses on the competition to select a team to execute the final architectural challenge of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore--the erection of its dome. Although the model for the dome was widely known, the question of how this was to be accomplished was the great challenge of the age. This dome would be the largest ever built. This is foremost a technical challenge but it is also a philosophical one. The project takes place at an important time for Florence. The city is transitioning from a High Medieval world view into the new dynamics and ideas and will lead to the full flowering of what we know as the Renaissance. Thus the competition at the heart of this game plays out against the background of new ideas about citizenship, aesthetics, history (and its application to the present), and new technology. The central challenge is to expose players to complex and multifaceted situations and to individuals that animated life in Florence in the early 1400s. Humanism as a guiding philosophy is taking root and scholars are looking for ways to link the mercantile city to the glories of Rome and to the wisdom of the ancients across many fields. The aesthetics of the classical world (buildings, plastic arts and intellectual pursuits) inspired wonder, perhaps even envy, but the new approaches to the past by scholars such as Petrarch suggested that perhaps the creative classes are not simply crafts people, but men of ideas. Three teams compete for the honor to construct the dome, a project overseen by the Arte Della Lana (wool workers guild) and judged by them and a group of Florentine citizens who are merchants, aristocrats, learned men, and laborers. Their goal is to make the case for the building to live up to the ideals of Florence. The game gives students a chance to enter into the world of Florence in the early 1400s to develop an understanding of the challenges and complexity of such a major artistic and technical undertaking while

The Renaissance in Europe Book

The Renaissance in Europe

  • Author : Margaret L. King
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 1856693740

The Renaissance in Europe Excerpt :

The Renaissance is usually portrayed as a period dominated by the extraordinary achievements of great men: rulers, philosophers, poets, painters, architects and scientists. Leading scholar Margaret King recasts the Renaissance as a more complex cultural movement rooted in a unique urban society that was itself the product of many factors and interactions: commerce, papal and imperial ambitions, artistic patronage, scientific discovery, aristocratic and popular violence, legal precedents, peasant migrations, famine, plague, invasion and other social factors. Together with literary and artistic achievements, therefore, today's Renaissance history includes the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual and other categories of historical investigation opened up in recent years. Tracing the diffusion of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe, Professor King marries the best work of the last generation of scholars with the findings of the most recent research, including her own. Ultimately, she points to the multiple ways in which this seminal epoch influenced the later development of Western culture and society.

The Bookseller of Florence Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Bookseller of Florence

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692984

The Bookseller of Florence Excerpt :

The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronicle of the life and work of "the king of the world's booksellers" and the technological disruption that forever changed the ways knowledge spread. The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings—the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and diffusion of ancient knowledge, imagined a new and enlightened world. At the heart of this activity was a remarkable man: Vespasiano da Bisticci. Born in 1422, he became what a friend called "the king of the world's booksellers." At a time when all books were made by hand, over four decades Vespasiano produced and sold many hundreds of volumes from his bookshop, which also became a gathering spot for discussion and debate. Besides repositories of ancient wisdom by the likes of Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, his books were works of art in their own right, copied by talented scribes and illuminated by the finest miniaturists. His clients included a roll-call of popes, kings, and princes across Europe who wished to burnish their reputations by founding magnificent libraries. Vespasiano reached the summit of his powers as Europe's most prolific merchant of knowledge when a new invention appeared: the printed book. By 1480, the king of the world's booksellers was swept away by this epic technological disruption, whereby cheaply produced books reached readers who never could have afforded one of Vespasiano’s elegant manuscripts. A thrilling chronicle of intellectual ferment set against the dramatic political and religious turmoil of the era, including the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoma

Art in Renaissance Italy Book

Art in Renaissance Italy

  • Author : John T. Paoletti
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art, Italian
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856694391

Art in Renaissance Italy Excerpt :

'Art in Renaissance Italy' sets the art of that time in its context, exploring why it was created and in particular looking at who commissioned the palaces and cathedrals, the paintings and the sculptures.

An Introduction to the History of Project Management Book

An Introduction to the History of Project Management

  • Author : Y. C. Chiu
  • Publisher : Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Project management
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9789059724372

An Introduction to the History of Project Management Excerpt :

Project management applies knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to achieve defined requirements. It is the very deliberate orchestration of the areas of expertise to complete a specific project. Investigating the history of project management is to reach a comprehensive view of the historical development of the areas of expertise and their application to project activities. This research identifies six research topics, based on the areas of project management expertise, to guide data collection and the research process. In the contribution to architecture, the research regards "building construction and engineering structures" as the application area of project management.--P [4] de la couv

Renaissance Art   Science   Florence Book

Renaissance Art Science Florence

  • Author : Susan B. Puett
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612481388

Renaissance Art Science Florence Excerpt :

The creativity of the human mind was brilliantly displayed during the Florentine Renaissance when artists, mathematicians, astronomers, apothecaries, architects, and others embraced the interconnectedness of their disciplines. Artists used mathematical perspective in painting and scientific techniques to create new materials; hospitals used art to invigorate the soul; apothecaries prepared and dispensed, often from the same plants, both medicinals for patients and pigments for painters; utilitarian glassware and maps became objects to be admired for their beauty; art enhanced depictions of scientific observations; and innovations in construction made buildings canvases for artistic grandeur. An exploration of these and other intersections of art and science deepens our appreciation of the magnificent contributions of the extraordinary Florentines.