Brunelleschi s Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome
Author: Ross King
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781620401934
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

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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

Brunelleschi s Dome
Author: Ross King
Pages: 184
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111331505
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Release: 2001
Editor: London : Pimlico
Language: en

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This is a narrative about the artist and architect Filippo Brunelleschi and about the design and construction in the 1430s of his dome for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

Brunelleschi s Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome
Author: Ross King
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0142000159
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Release: 2001
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

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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 Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome
Author: Ross King
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781407018027
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Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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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 Cupola

Brunelleschi s Cupola
Author: Giovanni Fanelli,Michele Fanelli
Pages: 287
ISBN: UOM:39015060112177
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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 The Secret of Its Construction

Brunelleschi s Dome  The Secret of Its Construction
Author: Roberto Corazzi
Pages: 152
ISBN: 8899695466
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi
Author: Frank D. Prager,Gustina Scaglia
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486157283
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Release: 2012-05-24
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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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.

Pippo the Fool

Pippo the Fool
Author: Tracey E Fern
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781607341307
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Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Charlesbridge
Language: en

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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.

Building the Italian Renaissance

Building the Italian Renaissance
Author: Paula Kay Lazrus
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781469653402
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Release: 2019-07-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

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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 providing an opportunity to grasp the interdisciplinary nature of major public works.

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Leonardo and the Last Supper
Author: Ross King
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780747599470
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

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Milan, 1496 and forty-four-year-old Leonardo da Vinci has a reputation for taking on commissions and failing to complete them. He is in a state of professional uncertainty and financial difficulty. For eighteen months he has been painting murals in both the Sforza Castle in Milan and the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The latter project will become the Last Supper, a complex mural that took a full three years to complete on a surface fifteen feet high by twenty feet wide. Not only had he never attempted a painting of such size, but he had no experience whatsoever in painting in the physically demanding medium of fresco.For more than five centuries the Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark has called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. Even today, according to Clark, we regard the painting as 'more a work of nature than a work of man'. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle', which was created against the backdrop of momentous events both in Milan and in the life of Leonardo himself.In Leonardo and the Last Supper, Ross King tells the complete story of this creation of this mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved - everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work. Ross King's new book is both a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan and a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted.

The Renaissance in Europe

The Renaissance in Europe
Author: Margaret L. King
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1856693740
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Release: 2003
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Language: en

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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.

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling
Author: Ross King
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781446418833
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Release: 2012-10-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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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.

Art in Renaissance Italy

Art in Renaissance Italy
Author: John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781856694391
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Release: 2005
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Language: en

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"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, " write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy.

An Introduction to the History of Project Management

An Introduction to the History of Project Management
Author: Y. C. Chiu
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9789059724372
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Release: 2010
Editor: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
Language: en

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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.

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Pages: 592
ISBN: 1856693716
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Release: 2003
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Language: en

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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

The Stone Skeleton

The Stone Skeleton
Author: Jacques Heyman
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0521629632
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Release: 1997-07-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.

Renaissance Art Science Florence

Renaissance Art   Science   Florence
Author: Susan B. Puett,J. David Puett
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781612481388
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Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

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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.

Brunelleschi s Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome
Author: Julian Ross Paul King
Pages: 194
ISBN: OCLC:981533089
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Renaissance

Renaissance
Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0520223756
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Release: 1999
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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Over 125 color illustrations highlight a comprehensive history of Renaissance art from a renowned art critic, placing the time in its historical and political context and arguing that the Renaissance grew out of the achievements of the medieval period.

Nexus Network Journal 10 1

Nexus Network Journal 10 1
Author: Kim Williams
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9783764387280
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Release: 2008-12-16
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

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Leonardo da Vinci was well aware of the fundamental importance of mathematics for architecture. This book examines Leonardo’s knowledge of theoretical mathematics, explores how he used concepts of geometry in his designs for architectural projects, and reports on a real-life construction project using Leonardo’s principles. Authors include Sylvie Duvernoy, Kim Williams, Rinus Roelofs, Biagio Di Carlo, Mark Reynolds, João Pedro Xavier, Vesna Petresin, Christopher Glass, and Jane Burry.