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The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance


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#1 status - Jesse

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:17 AM

"From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world."

It's a playlist.  Comes in four parts.  Well worth the watch!

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:18 AM

This one is pretty good.  Anything Medici is always interesting. Very colorful family; told in an upbeat fashion with all the decadence and debauchery of the period.  From Cosimo to Catherine and everything in between.  It does inspire one to learn more about the period.  The Borgia's, for example are another interesting family....

 

 

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#3 Ludikrus

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

Why does God need a banker?  Does He still have bankers today?  Since God is the banks customer, do they give Him prime service to keep his account?  What if God withdrew all his accounts with the bank?

 

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:56 AM

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.[2] 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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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:14 AM

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.[2] 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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Sure have!  :)

 

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.

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

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