Brunelleschi: The Dome Of The Cathedral

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Brunelleschi was a man before his time. He was simply a goldsmith and watchmaker by trade, but there was nothing simple about him. When he was a child apprentice he became skilled at drawing, painting, wood carving, sculpture in silver and bronze, stone setting, and enamel work. His natural curiosity, and dedication to observing the natural world led him to Florence for what would be his greatest achievement, the Dome of the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. According to the article I read in National Geographic, in 1418 the founding fathers of Florence, Italy had a monumental, decade old, problem to solve. The cathedral they had built in 1296 still didn 't have a roof. So many seasons of bad weather and exposure were dousing the dreams of the
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