Joining the bestselling "Longitude" and "Galileo's Daughter, " this lively tale follows two artists whose competitive spirit brought to life one of ...Show synopsisJoining the bestselling "Longitude" and "Galileo's Daughter, " this lively tale follows two artists whose competitive spirit brought to life one of the world's most magnificent structures and ignited the Renaissance. 8-page photo insert.Hide synopsis
Description:New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER PRINTING, fresh,...New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER PRINTING, fresh, NEAR NEW [subtle shelf life toning] AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.10189 10189--A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the Renaissance, when everything artistic would change. Florences Duomo-the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral-is one of the most enduring symbols of the Italian Renaissance, an equal in influence and fame to Leonardo and Michaelangelos works. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the temperamental architect who rediscovered the techniques of mathematical perspective. He was the domes inventor, whose secret methods for building remain a mystery as compelling to architects as Fermats Last Theorem once was to mathematicians. Yet Brunelleschi didnt direct the construction of the dome alone. He was forced to share the commission with his arch-rival, the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, whose Paradise Doors are also masterworks. This is the story of these two men-a tale of artistic genius and individual triumph.
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