The Story of the Great Cathedral in FlorenceBook - 2000
This work tells the story of the largest masonry dome ever built, describing the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. Initially regarded as impossible to build, the construction of the dome, for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, became the greatest architectural puzzle of the age, and, when finally completed in 1436, was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
Branch Call Number: 726.6094551 Kin
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations (some color)