Brunelleschi's Cupola: Past and Present of an Architectural Masterpiece
This two-part volume offers an innovative analysis and interpretation of Brunelleschi's masterpiece. Part One, which is richly illustrated with iconographic material, traces the design and construction phases of this magnificent building and explores its impact on figurative and literary culture down the ages. With the aid of original charts and diagrams, Part Two provides a thorough analysis of the structure, construction and static equilibrium of the Cupola, including a description and assessment of the current state of the cracks. This provides a solid basis for predicting the likely future behaviour of the monument and for suggesting possible conservation measures.
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The Stages of Construction
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apses apsidioles axis Baccio d'Agnolo Battista beam bending moments bricks building cantilever Cathedral caused centre century compressive constraint corner spurs Cupola dead weight deformation displacement dome drum edges elevation equilibrium extrados Filippo Brunelleschi Finite Element Firenze flat-jack Florence Cathedral Florentine forces four main cracks full-thickness cracks function gallery geometric Giorgio Sommer Giovanni Giovanni Poleni Guasti herringbone inner shell installed internal intrados kgf/cm2 lantern Leonardo Ximenes loads Mainstone Manetti Maria del Fiore masonry material mathematical model measure ments meridian midlines monitoring mortar beds nave numerical models octagonal octagonal ring oculus ring opening width outer shell parallel piers platform pointed arches possible putlog holes radial respect round windows Saalman Santa Maria segments shape sides slack-line springing line static behaviour static regime stone chains struc summit surface symmetry plane tensile stresses thickness tion ture undamaged upper vault view of Florence Vincenzo Viviani Young's modulus