The Duomo Cathedral Descriptive Essay by Suzannah

The Duomo Cathedral
An overview of the history and architecture of the Duomo Cathedral in Florence.
# 98274 | 1,995 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | FR
Published on Sep 16, 2007 in Architecture (European) , Architecture (History)

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One of the most distinguishing aspects of Florence's skyline, the dome of the cathedral (Duomo), Santa Maria del Fiore, is a paragon of Renaissance architecture. The result of years of hard work, which was filled with more that six centuries of often-tragic history, the building was originally designed by Amolfo di Cambio in 1294. This paper examines the Duomo Cathedral, by considering its architectural structure, form, and style, while also giving some reflection to popular trends and beliefs during the cathedral's construction, and the ways in which these changed and shaped its architectural form.

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From the Paper:

" Although the cathedral is basic architectural design was created by Amolfo di Cambio, who was also the designer of the church of Santa Croce and the Palazzo Vecchio, and the internationally famous and symbolic cupola crafted by Renaissance genius Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 - 1446), its final finishing work was not completed until the late 19th century. However, throughout the six hundred period between the cathedral's beginnings and its completion, numerous structural and decorative works took place that have tremendously enriched the history of this incredible monument. "

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