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Unformatted text preview: footsteps. But Filippo, had other plans for his future. He had always shown interest in great skill, from a young age, at solving mechanical problems (p. 12). In 1392, at age fifteen, he began training as a goldsmith and sculptor in a workshop in Florence. He was taught a variety of different things as a goldsmith, including; how to decorate a manuscript with gold leaf, set precious stones, cast metals, work with enamel, and engrave silver. In 1398 at the age of twenty-one Brunelleschi became a master goldsmith. In 1401 he rose to citywide fame during the famous competition for the bronze doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni....
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