Filippo Brunelleschi - foremost architect and engineer of the Italian Renaissance who engineered the dome of the Florence Cathedral. ( this sculpture of Brunelleschi looking at his cathedral dome staring contentedly up at his masterpiece)
Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446) was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance. He is perhaps most famous for his discovery of perspective and for engineering the dome of the Florence Cathedral
How Did Filippo Brunelleschi Construct the World's Largest Masonry Dome?
Early Rennaisance. Dome section drawing of the Duomo of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore by Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446). Goldsmith, architect, sculptor, mathematician and mechanical engineer, Brunelleschi also was one of the first patented inventors; he designed a hoisting machine to raise over 4 million bricks to construct his dome.
Sketches of the machines - FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI per esteso Filippo di ser Brunellesco Lapi (Firenze, 1377 – Firenze, 15 aprile 1446), è stato un architetto, ingegnere, scultore, orafo e scenografo italiano del Rinascimento. #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola