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Building Heaven's Ceiling: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Brunelleschi

Building Heaven's Ceiling: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Brunelleschi

by Joe Cline


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His greatest accomplishment came after his greatest disappointment.

One of the founding fathers of the Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi was more than an Italian designer. Brunelleschi made his mark in architecture and construction.

In his early years, sculpting was Brunelleschi’s passion. But after being passed over for a major commission, he set his sights on architecture, and changed the landscape of Italy as it is known today. Brunelleschi’s most prominent contribution, the dome of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, was the first of its kind, paving the way for bigger and more elaborate domes to come. His invention of machines to facilitate the construction of the dome, allowed future structures to not only be imagined, but to be erected as well.

With his imagination, understanding of linear perspective, focus on geometric principles, and intellect for mathematics, Brunelleschi influenced the rise of modern science and architecture worldwide.

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ISBN-13: 9781947431102
Publisher: Mentoris Project
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Originally from Georgia, Joe Cline majored in anthropology and minored in history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After working on his master's degree in biological anthropology at Georgia State, he ventured westward to California for more graduate school at Pepperdine University and received his master's degree in fine arts in screenwriting for television and film. His interests include writing (duh), lots of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, history, evolutionary theory, primatology, coffee, and his fabled battle cat of lore, Monkeycat.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Florence, 1385

Chapter Two: Florence, 1396

Chapter Three: Florence, 1396

Chapter Four: Florence, 1402

Chapter Five: Florence, 1402

Chapter Six: Florence, 1402

Chapter Seven: Appian Way, 1402

Chapter Eight: Rome, 1402

Chapter Nine: Rome, 1402

Chapter Ten: Rome, 1402

Chapter Eleven: Rome, 1402

Chapter Twelve: Rome, 1402

Chapter Thirteen: Rome, 1408

Chapter Fourteen: Florence, 1417

Chapter Fifteen: Florence, 1418

Chapter Sixteen: Florence, 1419

Chapter Seventeen: Florence, 1420

Chapter Eighteen: Florence, 1420

Chapter Nineteen: Florence, 1420

Chapter Twenty: Florence, 1429

Chapter Twenty-One: Florence, 1429

Chapter Twenty-Two: Florence, 1430

Chapter Twenty-Three: Florence, 1430

Chapter Twenty-Four: Florence, 1435

Chapter Twenty-Five: Florence, 1436

Chapter Twenty-Six: Florence, 1436

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Florence, 1446

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