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The Resource Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture, Ross King

Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture, Ross King

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Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture
Title
Brunelleschi's dome
Title remainder
how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture
Statement of responsibility
Ross King
Title variation
Brunelleschis dome
Title variation remainder
how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius. He engineered the perfect placement of brick and stone, built ingenious hoists and cranes to carry an estimated 70 million pounds hundreds of feet into the air, and designed the workers' platforms and routines so carefully that only one man died during the decades of construction--all the while defying those who said the dome would surely collapse and his own personal obstacles that at times threatened to overwhelm him
Writing style
Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Nonfiction, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
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154169
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Ross
Dewey number
726.6/0945/51
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5621.F7
LC item number
K56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Brunelleschi, Filippo
  • Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral : Florence, Italy)
  • Domes
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture
Label
Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture, Ross King
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-[177]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780142000151
Lccn
00043524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
44516590
Label
Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture, Ross King
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-[177]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780142000151
Lccn
00043524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
44516590

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