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by Ross King


Brunelleschi's Dome (Lib)(CD) epub

ISBN: 0736682996

ISBN13: 978-0736682992

Author: Ross King

Category: Photo

Subcategory: Architecture

Language: English

Publisher: Books on Tape (January 25, 2002)

ePUB book: 1915 kb

FB2 book: 1601 kb

Rating: 4.4

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As Ross King and narrator Richard Matthews make clear, however, Filippo Brunelleschi was also a fascinating genius.

As Ross King and narrator Richard Matthews make clear, however, Filippo Brunelleschi was also a fascinating genius. King does an excellent job of imbuing a story of inventive engineering with the history, culture, and personalities of the time. Matthews builds on this with a thoughtfully paced, involved narration.

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the story of the great cathedral in Florence. To this day, it remains the highest and widest masonry dome ever built. This book tells the extraordinary story of how the cupola was raised, from its conception to its consecration. Also told is the story 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.

Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius

Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius

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Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. 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.

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I loved this book. Perhaps because I love Florence, have stood spellbound looking up at the dome of the church of Santa Maria del Fiore or perhaps because the story of how a man's dream of building a dome without buttresses or wooden centering (wooden support posts) actually came to pass. Whatever the reason, I found the book both beautiful and fascinating.

Though the book was about the building of the dome it was about so much more. It told the reader about life in renaissance Florence and brought us into the lives of the people, how they lived, what they ate, the inner workings of their guilds and political system and even how they made bricks. It was truly a wonderful read and I will now order Ross King's book about the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.

If you love renaissance history, Florence, art or just enjoy reading a well written story, this is a book is for you.
I am not accustomed to writing book reviews. I will say simply that this text is a revelation. I have traveled to Florence and have visited the dome. I simply did not understand the time, the people, the culture, the politics,the economics the rivalries and the competition that drove the great works of this era. I had no real concept of the enormity of Brunelleschi's accomplishment. One comes away from reading King's book with a deep and broad understanding of this era and all that is embodied therein. The science and architecture that went into the construction of the dome is astonishing. One learns that the designer{s} of the cathedral went ahead with construction without any idea that the dome could actually be built at all. When the structure was ready, a competition for designs was held. This one fact renders the accomplishment even more stunning. If you have an interest in the Renaissance and the science of architecture and engineering this book will satisfy your curiosity.
This is my second book by this author, and I was very happy to read the book. Having been fortunate to have visited Florence twice and having been to admire the incredible dome, this book was a terrific explanation of this Medieval wonder.

King brings together the time and place of Florence in the Middle Ages. The feel of the times, and wonder of new developments we might see as pedestrian are brought to some semblance of life.

The book isn't long at under 200 pages, but the ability to make the reader understand how this dome was conceived and built is terrific. I understood the architectural aspects, the structural engineering aspects and what this meant to Europe once it was completed.

Worth reading and I look forward to reading King's other books.
There is much to recommend about King's discussion of the construction of the done over the Florentine basilica: his detail of early renaissance Florence is first-rate, the competition between Brunellesci and Ghiberti (not just over the dome, but thoughout their professional lives), the vibrant cross-section of brilliant, talented artists that was Florence in the 15th century all make for engaging reading. Similarly, King's history of the construction of the basilica prior to the dome (the competition for who would have the honors, the compact that the done would follow the original plans of Cambio were all new details to me) is very well done.

The issue I take with the text is its relative lack of illustrations of the dome itself: while there are artist's renderings of various construction engines and other architectural diagrams, the noticeable lack of any clear illustration of the interior scaffolding and exterior shell made what could have been an exemplary text simply above average. While King describes in vivid detail the intricacies of its construction and the brilliance of Brunellesci's achievement, a picture (or two) would have gone a long way to breathing life into his words.

For potential (or armchair) travelers to Florence, I highly recommend this text (in spite of its shortcomings), as the details of daily life, the myriad setbacks and the scope and scale of the project itself are described in detail, and make a visit to the city (and the cathedral itself) much more relevant with a little background. For readers, like me, who needed (or wished) for some graphic detail on this site in particular (and in 15h century Italian architecture in general), I recommend Renaissance Architecture (History of World Architecture)
I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Mr. Ross a couple weeks ago and it was so interesting that I purchased this book a couple days later. I just finished it and it was excellent, though now I wish I would have known of it sooner so that I could have read it before my many trips to Florence. I was, of course, impressed with the beauty of the cathedral. But now, having learned more of its miraculous history and ingenious construction, I didn't appreciate it nearly enough. Anyone with even a hint of interest in architecture really should read this before a trip to Florence; it makes the history come alive.
Other masterpieces are known by specific names. The ceiling at St. Peter's catherdral, the Mona Lisa, the sculpture of David. There would be confusion if we referred to them as "the ceiling", the "painting of a woman", or the "sculpture of a young man" yet there is no confusion to what we are referring when we speak of the Dome or Duomo. The Dome of Florence is a masterpiece that amazes and seemingly defies logic more than 500 years since its completion. Ross King's work brings to light the genius of Brunelleschi and the obstacles he faced. Through splendid story telling we learn not only of the physical hardships in erecting a dome with 4 million bricks and 37,000 tons of building material, but also of the intrigue and rivalries we would expect to take place in 15th century Florence. The best marker of this book is that upon its completion you will have an ever greater apprecation for the Dome and Brunellschi.