MYTH AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRUNELLESCHI'S CUPOLA

@article{Haines2011MYTHAM,
  title={MYTH AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRUNELLESCHI'S CUPOLA},
  author={Margaret P.J. Haines},
  journal={I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance},
  year={2011},
  volume={14/15},
  pages={47 - 101}
}
  • M. Haines
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
ordinary architectural monuments a tendency to generate myths about its realization. A noble earlier example of this phenomenon is the great Justinianic basilica of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537), which inspired its own legends elaborated over centuries, despite repeated collapses of the dome, the first occurring only twenty years after its construction.1 Brunelleschi's dome, still standing proud over Florence, possesses all the myth-attracting ingredients: mammoth size, striking form… 

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