"As each novel feat of genius engineering flowers high above the ground, details of scandals and pranks blow up from the city streets to create an altogether enchanting tale" (Dava Sobel, author of Longitude)
"An adventure yarn set on the wild frontiers of human knowledge... abounding with excellent stories" (Financial Times)
"A wonderfully vivid little book" (Daily Telegraph)
Descripción del producto
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.