Il genio di Filippo Brunelleschi

The book following over 40 years of studies on the "secret" technique Brunelleschi used to build the Cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.     

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The volume illustrates the technological perspectives on the building techniques, as well as a detailed historical reconstruction of the events which followed the enterprise, including the extraordinary invention of special machineries and other devices developed by the Maestro to make it possible.

The book is comprised of a study concerning the exact location of Brunelleschi's house, and one about the now closed mine of Cupola of Poggio of Trassinaia, and a History of the Cathedral based on the documents published by Cesare Guasti.

Lastly, the presentation of the extensive studies on the Cupola through its grand-scale model (1:5) installed in the Parco dell'Anconella in Florence and which enabled to verify the artisanal perspective, the "constructing rule" hypothesized. The research and its results presented in this volume are accredited internationally.

Massimo Ricci, teaches Architecture Technology at Florence University and is a member of UNESCO forum "University and Heritage". He is amongst the greatest conoisseur of the Cupola by Fiippo Brunelleschi. 

Book Presentation
Wednesday 16th April 2014 - Sala dei Ducento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

978-88-8347-691-4

Data sheet

Edition (cm):
17x24
Year:
2014
Pages:
232
Illustrations:
foto, disegni e grafici a colori e in b/n
Bookbinding:
filo refe
Front cover:
a colori con bandelle
Author:
Massimo Ricci

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