The Pantheon, Rome

While studying in Rome, Brunelleschi "attentively observed all the difficulties of the vaulting of the Rotunda. He had noted and drawn all the vaulting in the antique, and he was continually studying the subject...capitals, columns, cornices, and bases" (Vasari, 275) At that time, there were no other architects studying Ancient Rome with such "purpose...he was able to reconstruct in his mind's eye the aspect of Rome as it stood before its fall" (Vasari, 275) These findings shed new light on the seemingly insoluble problem of vaulting the dome back in Florence.

No comments:

Post a Comment