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The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World chapter 1 The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, meaning The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, genre The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, book cover The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, flies The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World 8df99af6b07c3 A Lively And Intriguing Tale Of The Competition Between Two Artists, Culminating In The Construction Of The Duomo In Florence, This Is Also The Story Of A City On The Verge Of Greatness, And The Dawn Of The Renaissance, When Everything Artistic Would ChangeFlorence S Duomo The Dome Of The Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral Is One Of The Most Enduring Symbols Of The Italian Renaissance, An Equal In Influence And Fame To Leonardo And Michaelangelo S Works It Was Designed By Filippo Brunelleschi, The Temperamental Architect Who Rediscovered The Techniques Of Mathematical Perspective He Was The Dome S Inventor , Whose Secret Methods For Building Remain A Mystery As Compelling To Architects As Fermat S Last Theorem Once Was To Mathematicians Yet Brunelleschi Didn T Direct The Construction Of The Dome Alone He Was Forced To Share The Commission With His Arch Rival, The Sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, Whose Paradise Doors Are Also Masterworks This Is The Story Of These Two Men A Tale Of Artistic Genius And Individual Triumph


10 thoughts on “The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World

  1. says:

    This is a fun readable book about Brunelleschi and Ghiberti that doesn t assume the reader has any prior knowledge at all, but assumes that the reader isn t an idiot It explains without talking down, an excellent thing If you are interested in architecture, and perspective, or the lives of artists, or what a golden age is, read this I d recommend this to anyone I read it in Florence, which was perfect, because I could keep going to look at things I utterly disagree with some of Walker s aesthetic judgements, but that isn t the slightest bit a problem.


  2. says:

    The Fued that sparked the Renaissance is a solidly written, exquisitely researched book about a pivotal point in the history of Florence, Italy which can be seen as the original seed from which the Renaissance grew The primary focus of the book is the point in time in which two young Florentine artists developed Filippo Brunelleschi became the person to rediscovered the ancient European techniques of mathematical perspective in art, the perspectives that first started to bring the art of the Renaissance to life in painting and sculpture Despite this amazing legacy there are no existing paintings that I know of from Brunelleschi, his later life was devoted to architecture, the most famous example being designing and constructing the great dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.The second artist he book focuses on is Lorenzo Ghiberti, who won a competition to design a set of bronze doors for a church, he won against Brunelleschi and spent the next fifty years making these doors and the whole of his career associated with them He also was an artistic trend setter in several other ways.These two major players also were masters or associates for the better known names such as Donatello who became better known as part of the renaissance and these are the two players in this alleged Feud However, I do feel that a better title might have been The feud that may or may not have existed with no evidence either way or maybe the subtitle How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti changed the art world Maybe that was the original title and the publishers wanted something with pizaz.This is an exceedingly well written book, formidably well researched narrative full of historical factual detail and meticulous descriptions of architecture It took me a long time to read because I am not terribly conversant with Italian history or with architecture and I had to read it carefully to get the information straight in my head I certainly know way about the origins of the Renaissance that before.


  3. says:

    It feels like Walker decided to use everything he found in his research, rather than do some trimming that would have made the narrative a bit less meandering This meandering and the overall style undermine the feud aspect especially since it felt like there were oh, wait, I need to mention the feud moments As some of the other reviewers mention, it does read a bit like a weaker version of Brunellesci s Dome, which I found the interesting read overall.


  4. says:

    It was an interesting historical saga, but the guy s writing leaves a little to be desired Every piece of art was bold or daring , and I just don t see it Also, I m still confused by his construction descriptions of the Duomo and I m a civil engineer


  5. says:

    Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti were Italian artists in the early 1400s They were rivals, they competed for the same jobs, and sometimes they worked together Their art marks the beginning of the Renaissance The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance was often textbooky and I occasionally found my eyes to be glazing over as I read But I learned so incredibly much I ve never been particularly into art so so much of it was new to me I recommend reading this book to anyone interested in art and the early Renaissance.


  6. says:

    Something happened in Florence six hundred years ago,something so unique and miraculous that it changed our world forever We call it the Renaissance, a rebirth of ancient art and learning This story begins in the waning days of the 14th century, and tells the story of the competition between Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi to design and produce a new set of bronze doors for the Church of St John the Baptist The Baptistery in Florence Ghiberti won this particular competition, but was largely eclipsed by Brunelleschi who went on to become the architect of the dome of Florence s cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore.Mr Walker describes the competition between the two as personal and hence as a feud I see it as a conflict of ideas rather than purely as a personal feud Brunelleschi is credited with inventing perspective and used this in his design of the dome It was this modern approach to engineering that enabled Santa Maria del Fiore to be crowned with a dome of such magnificence and beauty that it has become one of the most enduring symbols of the Renaissance It seems that Ghiberti, by contrast, created his beautiful work by drawing on the past.I m not entirely comfortable with Mr Walker s view of Brunelleschi and Ghiberti as sparking the Renaissance, attractive as it is to think of an artist and an architect ushering in this new age I prefer to see the Bapistery doors and the Dome symbols of the Renaissance, rather than the catalyst for it I enjoyed reading this book it added to my understanding of Florence during this period.Jennifer Cameron Smith


  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book.The very premise that there was a feud well he never wrote about it beyond the fact that one artist lost one commission Hardly a feud.I did like learning the history from the early Renaissance a period I do know know much about.Also the story was very choppy didn t really follow just one artist it was vaguely chronological but just needed some editingI will look into this period of history though.


  8. says:

    Compelling story, but the author seems to have fallen in love with every fact he came across making for slog at times.


  9. says:

    I m not entirely sure how I feel about this one I didn t dislike it, but nor did I find it particularly engaging The title feels slightly like click bait and the whole feud is pretty loose It does have a lot of interesting history about the beginning of the renaissance but, it s not a major page turner and nor does it encourage you to read about any of the subjects.


  10. says:

    After reading this book, I feel as if I was there and I gained a lot of knowledge on the artists work The book was written very well and had a nice flow to it It s definitely a book I would recommend reading.


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