Brunelleschi's Dome

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Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's new book about the story of the celebrated cathedral in Florence, its immense dome and Filippo Bruneslleschi, the 15th-century genius who created it.

Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury (1/5).

0120000403

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's new book about the story of the celebrated cathedral in Florence, its immense dome and Filippo Bruneslleschi, the 15th-century genius who created it.

Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury (1/5).

0220000404

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the story of the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

2: Despite coming up with the winning design for the cathedral, Filippo's work is delayed by bureaucracy and by his rivals.

0220000404

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the story of the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

2: Despite coming up with the winning design for the cathedral, Filippo's work is delayed by bureaucracy and by his rivals.

0320000405

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

3: The practical problems of construction force Filippo to devise what is to become one of the mechanical wonders of the Renaissance.

0320000405

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

3: The practical problems of construction force Filippo to devise what is to become one of the mechanical wonders of the Renaissance.

0420000406

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

4: Filippo encounters his first real setback.

0420000406

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

4: Filippo encounters his first real setback.

0520000407

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

5: Just when the dome's construction is nearing completion, the war between Florence and Milan has a catastrophic effect upon Filippo's fortunes.

0520000407

Nicholas Farrell reads Ross King's book about the celebrated cathedral in Florence.

Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

5: Just when the dome's construction is nearing completion, the war between Florence and Milan has a catastrophic effect upon Filippo's fortunes.