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Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
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Sep 01, 2010

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No dome in history has been able to rival the dome at Santa Maria del Fiore - not the done in D.C., or the dome at St. Peters. The author does a fantastic job of bringing Brunelleschi, its main architect, alive. This isn't just a story about the building of the dome, however, but it also the story of a very quirkly and very ingenious man. A man who was not only a renaissance architect but also an ingenius engieer without whose inventions the building of this dome would not have been possible. He was the predecessor to Michelangeo and Da Vinci - and inspired both of these men. Of course, now I need to go to Florence to see his work in person!
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