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Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture Author:Ross King "During the twenty-five years he spent building the monument that defines the city of Florence, Filippio Brunelleschi lost his bed in a freak flood and accidentally sank 100 tons of fine, white marble in a riverboat of his own design. Ross King deftly lays a score of these high Renaissance adventures into the brickwork of the rising dome. As eac... more »h novel feat of genius engineering flowers high aboveground, details of scandals and pranks blow up from the city streets to create an altogether enchanting tale." -- Dava Sobel, author of "Galileo's Daughter" and "Longitude"
"Ross King has brought a novelist's eye and ear to his telling of the story of Filippo Brunelleschi's stone masterpiece rising course by course over the rooftops of Florence. It is a compelling story of one of the greatest structural engineering achievements of the Renaissance." -- Henry Petroski, author of "Engineers of Dreams"« less