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  • Renaissance Vs Dark Ages

    Brunelleschi was hired by the Medici family to help rebuild the dome that they had failed to build. He intensely studied the Pantheon ( the world’s biggest dome before the Medici’s dome ) for inspiration on how to build the dome and eventually found the secret to building this dome. He rebuilt the shattered dome using his knowledge from the Pantheon and brought back the glory of the Medici family and in return, gaining their support.…

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  • Kubla Khan Poem Analysis

    He describes the dome thusly; "So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round; And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery." The 'dome' that has been built, is an allusion to the real one built by Kublai Khan as a summer residence, which was also visited by Marco Polo. The dome, when one focuses on it, does not merely…

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  • Essay On Early Renaissance Art

    Brunelleschi. Two important pieces of architecture that both show the changing idea of this time are the Dome of the Florence Cathedral and the Pazzi chapel. The dome of the Florence Cathedral, created by Filippo Brunelleschi, was created between the years of 1420 and 1436. Its shape is an octagon, with a herringbone that is 300 ft. high and spans 130 ft. Originally, this Cathedral did not have a dome because architectures of the previous times believed that it was just too vast an opening.…

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  • The Pantheon

    The pantheon was first built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa under the commission of emperor Augustus in 27 B.C. The word pantheon derives from the Greek words pan which means for al or very and theos for god. It was later burned down in the great fire in the year of 80 A.D and rebuilt again by emperor Domitian. Later, it was struck by lightning and burned again in the year in 110 A.D. in which was later rebuilt in 120 A.D. by Emperor Hadrian. The word pantheon come from a Greek word meaning “honor…

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  • Renaissance: Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti

    being built. The renaissance movement started in Florence, Italy, with Filippo Brunelleschi. He was the first architect to design a dome and come up with a way to build said dome that would go on the Florence Cathedral. This was the first dome to surpass the Pantheon in size. One Church he designed and built is San Lorenzo. Again he builds another fascinating dome but he focuses on linear perspective when designing this church. Alberti brought about the use of using…

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  • Jack Rivers: A Short Story

    River had wanted to go into the wasteland, to find his parents who were sent out of the dome not so long ago by the Overseer. They had been sent out for unknowingly allowing a band of thieves, posing as traveling salesmen, to come in and rob the dome of its much need…

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  • Who Was Brunelleschi Important To The Renaissance?

    completed, construction suddenly stopped. No one knew how to create the 8 sided dome—nearly 150 feet across—that would stay up without any columns or supports, and be built 180 feet above the ground on top of the existing walls. They finally announced a contest for the best dome design, with a prize of 200 gold florins for the winner.[2] Consequently, town leaders asked many baffling questions, such as whether a dome weighing thousands of tons could stay up without any traditional supports such…

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  • Superfund Movie Analysis

    the movie, the Environmental Protection Agency places a large dome over the town of Springfield in response to people polluting the town's lake with hazardous and contaminated substances. Even though it was over exaggerated to place a dome over an entire town and cutting them off from society. The EPA felt it was justified for them to take similar actions, but not to the degree that would end up having a town isolated. Placing the dome represents and portrays how much power the EPA has and the…

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  • Social Movements: The Great Schism And Protestant Reformation

    Several religious movements and social movements as well as the rise of Christianity in this era, had a major effect on the world including the areas of architecture and design. The occurrence of these movements had a big impact and influence on design; The Great Schism and Protestant Reformation were some of the big movements of the late fourteenth century. These movements led to big changes in the Church doctrine that led to a mass affection in Europe. The architects respond to the changes…

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  • Pantheon Symbols

    world, including Rome. The Pantheon demonstrates this through its structure, history, and most importantly, function. The Pantheon is a prominent symbol of the Roman Empire in its advanced structural design shown through its incredible unsupported dome, rich elements of history such as being consecrated into a church to save the structure, and the Roman people’s manic devotion to religion. Located in Rome, Italy, the Pantheon was built by Marcus Agrippa and designed by Apollodorus of Damascus…

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