Filippo Brunelleschi : An Italian Architect And Engineer

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Filippo Brunelleschi Historical Report – By Kristy C


Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) was an Italian architect and engineer who was born in the city of Florence, Italy. He is regarded as a leading figure in the field of architecture and engineering during the Italian Renaissance period. Brunelleschi 's significant and major achievements include rediscovering linear perspective which was lost during the Middle Ages, constructing the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (or the Florence Cathedral), and creating new machines like the modern day skycrane which enabled to placement of bricks and other building materials with increased precision. He also contributed to the future of architecture by proposing original ideas which revolutionised people 's way of building things and how the world viewed engineering forever.

Brunelleschi 's father was a prominent lawyer, and so Brunelleschi underwent an intense schooling of literature and mathematics to follow his father 's footsteps as a civil servant, but eventually decided he wanted to become an artist and so join the silk merchant 's guild (an art school). There, he was trained as a sculptor and goldsmith at first, but he then turned to focus on architecture after encountering a setback from when he did not win a designing competition for the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery.

During his time as a goldsmith, Brunelleschi mastered drawing, painting, wood carving, sculpture using silver/gold and many

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