Florence - Brunelleschi's Architectural Feats

After his trip to Rome, Brunelleschi would bring back all the ideas and observations to work on his architectural projects. The two most iconic ones were on the Church of San Lorenzo and the Florence Cathedral. The first saw him implement his mathematical skills by designing an interior that fulfilled the symmetrical aspect through even-spaced columns and spaces. The second involved a dome that he was chosen to design, using arches to form an octagonal shape to keep it standing. His contributions would inspire more future architects including da Vinci.

Source: Saalman, Howard. Filippo Brunelleschi: the Buildings. A. Zwemmer, 1993.


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Timeline of Events Associated with Florence - Brunelleschi's Architectural Feats

Date Event Manage

Church of San Lorenzo - Interior

Dome of Florence Cathedral


Rise of Renaissance Architecture

In the early 15th century, the beginnings of the Renaissance were taking shape. One of those areas was architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi, an Italian architect, visited Rome and analyzed buildings that were built centuries ago. The rise of classicism brought back aspects of Greek and Roman architecture like symmetry and geometry and were used in projects like the interior of the Church of San Lorenzo and the Florence Cathedral. Brunelleschi is credited as the founder of Renaissance architecture and influenced future architects like Leonardo da Vinci, who used a series of squares and rectangles in his drawings, much of them included a huge dome in the center after Brunelleschi's revolutionary design.


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