Dome Of Brunelleschi Essay

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Brunelleschi’s Dome: The Beauty of Art and Science The city of Florence, Italy lays claim to the world’s largest dome that stands atop the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the “Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers”.1 The main cathedral was built in 1296 but the dome was not started until 1420. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, a master goldsmith, who had been preparing for the honor of constructing this dome all his life. As a young apprentice, he sketched and painted, carved in wood and worked with stone, metals and enamels. Using wheels, pulleys, weights and gears, he built clocks and learned about motion. But it was his observations in linear perspective that would give him the knowledge to build the world’s largest brick
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