How an Amateur Built the World's Biggest Dome

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Mark Cartwright
by National Geographic
published on 01 September 2020
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In 1418, Filippo Brunelleschi was tasked with building the largest dome ever seen at the time. He had no formal architecture training. Yet experts still don't fully understand the brilliant methods he used in contructing the dome, which tops the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy.
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Read more about the dome in National Geographic magazine online:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/il-duomo/mueller-text

PRODUCER, EDITOR, AND WRITER: Hans Weise
ART DIRECTOR: Fernando G. Baptista
ART AND ANIMATION: Fernando G. Baptista and Matthew Twombly
MAP AND TYPOGRAPHY: Lauren E. James
ADDITIONAL WRITING: Jason Orfanon
NARRATOR: Paula Rich
RESEARCH: Fanna Gebreyesus and Elizabeth Snodgrass
SPECIAL THANKS: Riccardo Dalla Negra, Massimo Ricci, and Francesco Gurrieri

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Geographic, N. (2020, September 01). How an Amateur Built the World's Biggest Dome. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2109/how-an-amateur-built-the-worlds-biggest-dome/

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Geographic, National. "How an Amateur Built the World's Biggest Dome." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2109/how-an-amateur-built-the-worlds-biggest-dome/.

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Geographic, National. "How an Amateur Built the World's Biggest Dome." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2020. Web. 18 Sep 2021.