"Compelling... professional jealousy, committee intrigue, feats of bluff and fascinating scraps of obsolete lore... Where Longitude
had ocean wastes, Brunelleschi's Dome
has vertigo" (Spectator
"As each novel feat of genius engineering flowers high above the ground, details of scandals and pranks blow up from the city streets to create an altogether enchanting tale" (Dava Sobel, author of Longitude)
"An adventure yarn set on the wild frontiers of human knowledge... abounding with excellent stories" (Financial Times
"A wonderfully vivid little book" (Daily Telegraph
Descrizione del libro
The superb story of the architect Filippo Brunelleschi and the design and construction of the Great Cathedral in Florence - one of the most magnificent achievements of the Italian Renaissance.