MC's Reviews > Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence
Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence
Jan 11, 2019
I bought this teeny, tiny little pamphlet of a book during my trip to Italy late last year. It took me 3 months to chug through barely 200 pages. Brunelleschi's Dome is a totally capable and fascinating look into the history of the Duomo of Florence. Here's my problem: I binged on all things Renaissance after my trip and watch a spectacular NOVA documentary on the construction of the dome. At which point, I considered myself a certifiable expert. Herringbone construction? Don't even get me started, bruh. If this book is your only source or introduction into the construction of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then you're in for a real treat. After binging on documentaries with far more interesting visuals, this book felt serviceable but kinda dull.
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