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Brunelleschi s Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome Book
Author : Ross King
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-01-26
ISBN : 1407018027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but impossible to build because of its enormous size. The greatest architectural puzzle of its age, when finally completed in 1436 the dome was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world. It has gone down in history as a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. This book tells the extraordinary story of how the cupola was raised and of the dome's architect, the brilliant and volatile Filippo Brunelleschi. Denounced as a madman at the start of his labours, he was celebrated at their end as a great genius. His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol. Brunelleschi's Dome was voted Non-Fiction Book of the Year by American Independent Booksellers.

Michelangelo

Michelangelo Book
Author : Gabriella Di Cagno
Publisher : The Oliver Press, Inc.
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781934545010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.

The Renaissance in Europe

The Renaissance in Europe Book
Author : Margaret L. King
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781856693745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Renaissance is usually portrayed as a period dominated by the extraordinary achievements of great men: rulers, philosophers, poets, painters, architects and scientists. Leading scholar Margaret King recasts the Renaissance as a more complex cultural movement rooted in a unique urban society that was itself the product of many factors and interactions: commerce, papal and imperial ambitions, artistic patronage, scientific discovery, aristocratic and popular violence, legal precedents, peasant migrations, famine, plague, invasion and other social factors. Together with literary and artistic achievements, therefore, today's Renaissance history includes the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual and other categories of historical investigation opened up in recent years. Tracing the diffusion of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe, Professor King marries the best work of the last generation of scholars with the findings of the most recent research, including her own. Ultimately, she points to the multiple ways in which this seminal epoch influenced the later development of Western culture and society.

Art in Renaissance Italy

Art in Renaissance Italy Book
Author : John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1856694399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, " write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy.

An Introduction to the History of Project Management

An Introduction to the History of Project Management Book
Author : Y. C. Chiu
Publisher : Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9059724372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Project management applies knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to achieve defined requirements. It is the very deliberate orchestration of the areas of expertise to complete a specific project. Investigating the history of project management is to reach a comprehensive view of the historical development of the areas of expertise and their application to project activities. This research identifies six research topics, based on the areas of project management expertise, to guide data collection and the research process. In the contribution to architecture, the research regards "building construction and engineering structures" as the application area of project management.

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Book
Author : Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781856693714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

The Stone Skeleton

The Stone Skeleton Book
Author : Jacques Heyman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1997-07-03
ISBN : 9780521629638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.

Nexus Network Journal 10 1

Nexus Network Journal 10 1 Book
Author : Kim Williams
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-12-16
ISBN : 3764387289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Leonardo da Vinci was well aware of the fundamental importance of mathematics for architecture. This book examines Leonardo’s knowledge of theoretical mathematics, explores how he used concepts of geometry in his designs for architectural projects, and reports on a real-life construction project using Leonardo’s principles. Authors include Sylvie Duvernoy, Kim Williams, Rinus Roelofs, Biagio Di Carlo, Mark Reynolds, João Pedro Xavier, Vesna Petresin, Christopher Glass, and Jane Burry.

Renaissance

Renaissance Book
Author : Andrew Graham-Dixon
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780520223752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Over 125 color illustrations highlight a comprehensive history of Renaissance art from a renowned art critic, placing the time in its historical and political context and arguing that the Renaissance grew out of the achievements of the medieval period.

The Bedside Baccalaureate the Second Semester

The Bedside Baccalaureate  the Second Semester Book
Author : David Rubel
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781402756337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents the essential facts and brief discussions about a variety of miscellaneous topics, divided into twenty sections and covering such fields of study as history, religion, social sciences, engineering, economics, and philosophy.

Brunelleschi s Dome

Brunelleschi s Dome Book
Author : Ross King
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-08-13
ISBN : 1620401932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy.

Brunelleschi s Cupola

Brunelleschi s Cupola Book
Author : Giovanni Fanelli,Michele Fanelli
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-part volume offers an innovative analysis and interpretation of Brunelleschi's masterpiece. Part One, which is richly illustrated with iconographic material, traces the design and construction phases of this magnificent building and explores its impact on figurative and literary culture down the ages. With the aid of original charts and diagrams, Part Two provides a thorough analysis of the structure, construction and static equilibrium of the Cupola, including a description and assessment of the current state of the cracks. This provides a solid basis for predicting the likely future behaviour of the monument and for suggesting possible conservation measures.

Breaking Away from the Textbook

Breaking Away from the Textbook Book
Author : Ron H. Pahl
Publisher : R&L Education
Release : 2010-10-16
ISBN : 1607091925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Teaching history should not be reciting an endless list of dead men, entombed between the covers of a textbook. Instead, Breaking Away from the Textbook offers a fascinating journey through world history. Not a comprehensive, theory-heavy guide, this book focuses on active classroom activities, methods for students to grapple with humanity's issues, and innovative ways to show students the relevance of the past to the world today. Simply put, this book makes world history fun. Soon, your students will be busy debating, thinking, applying, and learning about information that will stay with them for a lifetime. The key to this wonderful work is its incorporation of various disciplines including art, music, and writing to create a fun and active classroom. Volume I covers prehistory to the Renaissance and Volume II covers the Enlightenment to the 20th century. Includes pictures and drawings, appendices, indexes, maps, and a bibliography. Volume III: More Creative Ways to Teach World History covers ancient times through the 20th century and beyond. Appropriate for all grade levels.

Foundation Dedication and Consecration in Early Modern Europe

Foundation  Dedication and Consecration in Early Modern Europe Book
Author : M. Delbeke,M. Schraven
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-12-09
ISBN : 9004222081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Bringing together contributions from art history, architectural history, historiography and history of law, this volume is the first comprehensive exploration of the manifold meanings of foundation, dedication and consecration rituals and narratives in early modern culture.

A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe

A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe Book
Author : Margaret L. King
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 1487593104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Writing about the Renaissance can be a daunting task. Not only do scholars disagree on what the Renaissance is, but they also disagree on whether or not it even took place. Margaret L. King's richly illustrated social history of the Renaissance succeeds as a trusted resource, introducing readers to Europe between 1300–1700, as well as to the problems of cultural renewal. A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe includes a detailed discussion of Burckhardt as well as new content on European contact with the Islamic world. This new edition also provides improved coverage of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. "Focus" features provide fascinating insights into the Renaissance era, and "Voices" sections introduce a wealth of primary sources. King's engaging narrative is enhanced by over 100 images, statistical tables, timelines, a glossary, and suggested readings.

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction Preserving Safety and Significance Two Volume Set

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction  Preserving Safety and Significance  Two Volume Set Book
Author : Dina D'Ayala,Enrico Fodde
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-06-02
ISBN : 1439828229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.

A history of interior design

A history of interior design Book
Author : John F. Pile
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1856694186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.

Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities Volume I

Culture and Values  A Survey of the Humanities  Volume I Book
Author : Lawrence S. Cunningham,John J. Reich,Lois Fichner-Rathus
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-03-05
ISBN : 1285674774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE HUMANITIES takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world's most significant examples of art, music, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in this edition are designed to make it easy for you to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by each culture--guided discussions of all of the readings, chapter previews, timelines, Compare and Contrast sections, Big Picture reviews at the end of each chapter, expanded coverage of Asia and Africa, and high-quality images with clear captions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Culture and Values A Survey of the Western Humanities

Culture and Values  A Survey of the Western Humanities Book
Author : Lawrence S. Cunningham,John J. Reich,Lois Fichner-Rathus
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1285972600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world's most significant examples of art, music, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in the eighth edition are designed to make it easy for you to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by each culture--guided discussions of all of the readings, chapter previews, timelines, Compare and Contrast sections, Big Picture reviews at the end of each chapter, and high-quality images with clear captions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering  Mechanics and Computation Book
Author : Alphose Zingoni
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-08-16
ISBN : 1000006565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in