Ever hear of Brunelleschi? Inventor of perspective? He designed the dome in Florence, Italy. Nice little bio of him on the above Medici series...
Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance. He is perhaps most famous for his development of linear perspective and for engineering the dome of the Florence Cathedral, but his accomplishments also include other architectural works, sculpture, mathematics, engineering and even ship design. His principal surviving works are to be found in Florence, Italy.
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Without him, perhaps even the great Michelangelo or Leonardo himself couldn't have come up with the great art and ideas they did without him. Check out this link...his legacy lives on today!
Architecture in the Movies
Architecture infuses our lives — subtly and not so subtly — with emotions, ideas, splendor, and stress all the time. It’s only fitting it does the same in great movies. After the jump are eight classic films where the buildings are more than a backdrop. Which ones are we forgetting? You know what to do.