Brunelleschi's Dome - Ross King
The Building Centre,
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Author and historian Ross King will talk about the construction of Santa Maria del Fiore Florence and how the architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi completed the cathedral in 1436 with the largest masonry dome ever built.
Brunelleschi is considered the main initiator of stylistic changes in Renaissance architecture being able to build an octagonal self-supporting dome engineering the perfect placement of brick and stone on the model of the Roman Pantheon.
Ross King’s book Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture (2000) is considered to be the definitive account of the project.