The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti, published in 1485, a treatise on the theory of architecture called De reaedificatoria (On the Art of Building). Continue reading
The Italian Humanist polymath Leon Battista Alberti published the concept for Angled Fortifications to protect against bombardment. Continue reading
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading
Leonardo da Vinci apparently designed cooling system for buildings. In fact it started with a noblewoman Isabella d’Este, whose home was in Mantua, Italy, where Leonardo da Vinci was a guest in 1500. The cool air, was created by a paddlewheel in an enclosed water-filled chamber, which was blown into the room by a bellows.
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
- Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci – Wikipedia
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath, regarded as the epitome of the “Renaissance Man”, displaying skills in numerous diverse areas of study.
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (Circa 1490) | TAG Mechanical …
Our To-Do-lists are pretty dull and are so self centered….. The movers and shakers have different priorities and thought process.
- Evaporative Cooling: History of Technology – azevap
We have all experienced the evaporative cooling effect that occurs after exiting a swimming pool on a hot sunny day.
- Evaporative Cooling History – Evaporative Coolers | CULER – Energy …
Evaporative cooling has existed as long as the Earth has had water on its surface, whether as oceans, lakes, ponds or streams. It is no accident that prehistoric animals and primitive humans sought out water sources, especially in hot environments, because they needed it to survive.
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The Skydome (Now called Rogers Centre) was the first stadium with a retractable roof, located in the downtown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, home to the Toronto Blue Jays and right next door to the CN Tower. Continue reading
Francois Coignet embedded wrought-iron, I-beams, into the concrete of the roof and the floors of a house he built in Paris, France, in 1862. Continue reading
Pagodas Evolved from the Buddhist Stupas, the first monuments of these types were built in India (circa 483 BCE), and described as a hemispherical mound, topped with a stack of discs. Continue reading
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Florentine Medici client, Leonardo da Vinci.
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A founder of the High Italian Renaissance style, Michelangelo (di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) created some of the most influential works in the history of Western art: the marble statues of David (1504) and The Pietà (ca. 1498-1499), as well as the Sistine Chapel frescos in the Vatican, Rome, depicting Genesis (such as in The Creation of Adam (1510)) and the Last Judgment.
- Michelangelo – Wikipedia
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
- Michelangelo – Painter, Architect, Poet, Sculptor – Biography.com
Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the “David” and “Pieta” statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes.
- Michelangelo:Paintings,Sculptures,Biography of Michelangelo
Michelangelo was without doubt one of the most inspirational and talented artists in modern history. During his life, the western world underwent what was perhaps the most remarkable period of change since the decline of the Roman Empire.
- Michelangelo | Italian artist | Britannica.com
Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (born March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence [Italy]—died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal States), Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
- Michelangelo Biography
In a demonstration of Michelangelo’s unique standing, he was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. Two biographies were published of him during his lifetime; One of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that he was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to have currency in art history for centuries.
- Michelangelo – The complete works
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simon (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.
- Michelangelo – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com
Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a sculptor, painter and architect widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period—and arguably of all time.
- BBC – History – Michelangelo
Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect and poet and one of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance.
- Michelangelo | artist | 1475 – 1564 | National Gallery, London
Painter, on panel and in fresco, sculptor and architect, writer of sonnets, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the first artist recognised by contemporaries as a genius.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
March 6th 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
February 18th 1564, Rome, Italy
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”
“Genius is eternal patience.”
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”
“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading
Apartment houses were built of mud bricks for the purpose of housing labourers in Rome and its Port City of Ostia (now modern Italy). Continue reading