A comprehensive study of the important Florentine architect and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446). Art historian Eugenio Battisti considers Brunelleschi’s contribution to Renaissance culture, discussing his experiments with perspective and his development of a rational architectural language from his study of antiquity. The book is a detailed record of all Brunelleschi’s major works including The Foundling Hospital (c.1419–45), the Pazzi Chapel (c1441–1460) and his remarkable dome of S Maria del Fiore (c.1420–1436). It also includes his military projects and his work as a goldsmith and sculptor. Specifications:
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 280 x 250 mm (11 x 9 7/8 in)
- Pages: 412 pp
- Illustrations: 358 illustrations
- ISBN: 9781780750019
Eugenio Battisti (1924–1989) was an Italian art critic and art historian and an expert on the history of Italian art and architecture.