Comprehensive study of the major Florentine architect and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446)
Contains all Brunelleschi’s major architectural works in Florence including the Foundling Hospital (c.1419–45), the Pazzi Chapel (c.1441–60) and the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore (c.1420–36)
Discusses Brunelleschi’s important contribution to Renaissance culture including his experiments with perspective and classical language
Extensive illustrations bring to life the work of this major Renaissance figure
Eugenio Battisti (1924–1989) was an Italian art critic and art historian and an expert on the history of Italian art and architecture. He taught art and architecture at a number of universities in the United States and Europe including the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he was Professor of History of Architecture. He was the author of several other monographs of leading artists including Giotto, Velazquez and Cimabue.