Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. He is known for developing a technique for linear perspective in art and building Florence Cathedral’s Santa Maria del Fiore dome. Depending heavily on mirrors and geometry to “reinforce Christian spiritual reality”, his formulation of linear perspective governed pictorial depiction of space until the late 19th century. It also had the most profound – and quite unanticipated influence on the rise of modern science. His accomplishments also include: various architectural works, sculpture, mathematics, engineering, and ship design. His principal surviving works are found in Florence, Italy. Unfortunately, his two original linear perspective panels have been lost.
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Brunelleschi was born in Florence, Italy. Little is known about his early life, the only sources being Antonio Manetti and Giorgio Vasari.
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Filippo Brunelleschi, (born 1377, Florence [Italy]—died April 15, 1446, Florence), architect and engineer who was one of the pioneers of early Renaissance architecture in Italy.
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Filippo Brunelleschi was one of the leading architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance, and is best known for his work on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) in Florence.
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Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) was an Italian architect, goldsmith, and sculptor. The first Renaissance architect, he also formulated the principles of linear perspective which governed pictorial depiction of space until the late 19th century.
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Brunelleschi was the father of Renaissance architecture and the most prominent architect in Italy, during his lifetime.
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Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), a Florentine architect and sculptor, can be credited for helping to create the Renaissance style in architecture.
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Few men have left a legacy as monumental as Filippo Brunelleschi. He was the first modern engineer and a problem-solver with unorthodox methods. He solved one of the greatest architectural puzzles and invented his way to success.
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One of the first great modern architects – perhaps most famous for the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore – Brunelleschi’s fresh understanding of the laws of perspective revolutionised painting too
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With the rise of the Renaissance came the renewal of values with fresh inspiration sought for in classical antiquity, and the architecture of this time was no exception to this trend.