Brunelleschi’s Dome

One of the many wonderful things to do when visiting Italy is to admire the architecture, the Pantheon, Villa d’Este, Pisa’s Tower, and, of course, the Vatican. As you wander through these marvels, you cannot help but be impressed by their beauty and by the brilliance of those who created them. Chief among Italy’s architectural treasures is the dome of Florence’s Santa Maria del Fiore. Its construction, along with the genius that built it, Filippo Brunelleschi, is the subject of Ross King’s national bestseller, “Brunelleschi’s Dome, How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture”. 

King’s work won the 2001 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for its ability to describe the complexities of the dome’s construction in an entertaining and


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