Filippo Brunelleschi - footsteps. But Filippo, had other...

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1 Filippo Brunelleschi was one of the frontrunner architects of the Italian Renaissance.  He is  considered to be one of the most innovative and respected Renaissance architects today. His biggest  success is considered were the designs for the dome of the Cathedral of Florence. In this paper I  will use  Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture  by Ross King to  discuss who Filippo Brunelleschi was and how he was uniquely positioned to win the commission  to work on the dome of the Florentine cathedral.    Fillippo Brunelleschi was born and raised in Florence, Italy. His father, a successful  notary named Ser Bruellesco di Lippo Lappi, had always intended for him to follow in his 
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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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