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The Florence Baptistery North Doors
An overview of the history behind the design of the north doors of the Florence Baptistery (1400-24).
# 56070 | 2,010 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 13, 2005 in Architecture (European) , Architecture (History)

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Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455) was a many-sided Renaissance figure; he was a bronze-caster, sculptor, goldsmith, draughtsman, architect, writer, and historian. Among his most celebrated surviving works are the bronze doors he created for the Baptistery of the Cathedral in Florence. This discusses the circumstances in which Ghiberti secured and completed the commission to design the north doors of the Baptistery (1400-24) and analyzes their composition and character. Ghiberti's work in Florence is then compared to that of Gianlorenzo Bernini at the Baroque church of Santa Andrea al Quirinale, Rome (1658-70).

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