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Santa Maria Del Fiore -begun in 1292 -designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and continued by Francesco Talenti -gothic influenes -pointed arches -ribbed vaults atop piers -designed to have a 150 foot octagonal dome -one of the biggest churches of its time -still holds the largest dome in the world Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446) -trained as a goldsmith -career as an architect was owed largely to studying buildings in Rome -In order to record what he saw, mastered the use of linear perspective (a relatively new concept at the time) by creating drawings of roman aqueducts) - originally competed against Lorenzo Ghiberti in 1400 to design a set of bronze doors for the baptistery, lost -entered another competition in against Ghiberti for the design of the dome, won Problems with the construction of the dome -The outward thrust of such a dome, built using conventional techniques, without Internal tension members and unbraced by extensive buttresses, would have burst The drum. -the scale of centering required to support the masonry while construction was in
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARTH 162 taught by Professor Okoye during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.

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Outline, Term Paper - Santa Maria Del Fiore -begun in 1292...

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