Filippo Di Ser Brunellesco (Classic Reprint)

Filippo Di Ser Brunellesco (Classic Reprint)
Filippo Di Ser Brunellesco (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Filippo Di Ser BrunellescoIt is very difficult to obtain enough data for an authentic life of Filippo di Ser Brunellesco. In writing the life of a painter, his own works are before us just as he painted them, and they unerringly reveal the genius and character of the man. A sculptors statues and reliefs also show us visibly his own handiwork untouched by any sacrilegious hand but the gentle one of time; the music of a composer who lived a hundred years ago, is with us still as he conceived it; and the thoughts of the poet or philosopher are embalmed in their own language within the leaves of their books.But with an architect like Brunelleschi the case is different.His designs were changed even in the hands that continued them on his death; his buildings were restored(?) by subsequent architects and incongruous bits inserted in them, like Ammannati's Roman pediments inserted to Brunelleschi's grand arched doorways in the Pitti. Beyond the Pazzi chapel and the old sacristy of San Lorenzo, which Brunelleschi finished during his lifetime, I believe there is not another work of his by which a modem critic could fairly judge his design. Thus, the works which should best illustrate his nobility of conception are now more misleading than convincing in their evidence.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.