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    The Dome of Florence Cathedral was a problem from the start, causing headaches for former engineers. Brunelleschi took on the challenge in 1419. He was possibly led to his hidden talent in architecture after losing a commision to build a sculpture for a baptistry in Florence. He then shied away from sculpting, although he did not quit and began his career in architecture. Some believe he was inspired by his surroundings in Italy, always visiting the works of art there. When he worked on the Dome in Florence, he invented a new hoisting machine that made the project memorable and doable. His motivation was completing the project at hand that seemed impossible. The Dome required very skilled engineering, so he probably asked himself, how am…

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    Brunelleschi's design of the dome for Florence's Cathedral I conducted my research on Brunelleschi and his design of the world renown Dome atop the Florence Cathedral. The main motivation for the discovery, aside from the lack of a roof, was a combination of popularity and fame along with a generous monetary prize that would be given to the person with the best design plans for the Dome.Many architects came from all over the world to attempt to win the prize and the fame. Many failed in…

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    Creativity and imagination was put into the creating of the dome for Florence’s cathedral. Filippo Brunelleschi used those as he constructed the dome. He not only made one dome, but two; and outer an inner dome. He was an apprentice for a goldsmith as a boy, and there he had “mastered drawing and painting, wood carving, sculpture in silver and bronze, stone setting, niello, and enamel work. Later he studies optics and tinkered endlessly with wheels, gears, weights, and motion, building a number…

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    In architecture and civil engineering, sustainability plays a main role. All buildings and any construction could be potentially dangerous if they were built or designed in an inappropriate way. All structures and designs have to be safe and stable to prevent the fatal catastrophe of failing construction. The construction of any large objects, such as shopping centers, cathedrals, bridges, and other usually takes a lot of time. There are many forces that affect the designed construction and…

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    Brunelleschi’s Dome For part 1 I chose to study the building of the dome in Florence, Italy. I chose to study this particular subject because I am studying to become an architect. It was very intriguing to me to learn how significant this discovery was to not only the world of architecture but just the world in general. The church was built in 1296 but they didn’t know how to cover the big hole so they just left it as it was. In 1418 they decided something had to be…

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    perfectionism. Michelangelo wanted to empathize David’s dedication before the fight making it a masterpiece. In the Baroque period, Art was moving more towards using the human figure as a form of expression. Bernini, being a fan of Michelangelo, recreated David with more expression and activeness. This makes the observer feel more in touch with the emotional side of the piece. Donatello was commissioned to make a statue of David in his early twenty’s for the Florence Cathedral. David was…

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    just like the ones invented in the Renaissance, close together, a perfect size, and mostly all are identical to each other. One of the final classical ideas that are influenced today are Renaissance palaces. During the Renaissance, palaces that were built were usually oriented inwards away from busy streets or town centers where it is loud and most often, the palaces were surrounded by courtyards and shops which gave citizens a place to be (Fritz 17). This is relatable and influenced today…

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    In the early 15th Century Florence, there were an array of young artists that experimented discuss the context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Filippo Brunelleschi was an important innovator during the Renaissance period as an architect and an inventor. Leon Battirta Alberti was also an important engineer during this time. Also discussed, are few works done by Donato Bramante (1444-1514) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). This essay will briefly discuss the importance of art…

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    There were two types of cathedrals; they were either monastic, led by monks who followed a more devoted life, or secular, led by clerks who desired political power. Cathedrals were built using a Gothic style, which included stained glass, large windows, and many small details. These projects were very time consuming and expensive. A monk at a cathedral church named Gervase stated in 1174 that it took a master mason a year to prepare the land for building. He also notes that it took another…

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    but the scene is still placid. Those driving past late on a Saturday afternoon, might be lucky enough to spy a beautiful bride leaving the church with her groom and party. Our parish is on the smaller side, with an average of around 2,500 families in the congregation. Though attendance at masses is often low when compared to the number of registered believers, the church itself in no way feels empty. The OLP church 's magnitude can be put into perspective by comparing it to the smaller, adjacent…

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