Author(s): Eugenio Battisti
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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.
Eugenio Battisti (1924 - 1989) was an Italian art critic and art historian and an expert on the history of Italian art and architecture. He taught art and architecture at a number of universities in the United States and Europe including the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he was Professor of History of Architecture. He was the author of several other monographs of leading artists including Giotto, Velazquez and Cimabue.