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Saving Michelangelo's dome : how three mathematicians and a pope sparked an architectural revolution  Cover Image Book Book

Saving Michelangelo's dome : how three mathematicians and a pope sparked an architectural revolution / Wayne Kalayjian.

Kalayjian, Wayne, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781639365869
  • ISBN: 1639365869
  • Physical Description: 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, plans ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Timeline of events: Circus of Caligula to the Hoover Dam -- Timeline of events: 1400 to 1750 -- The Pope's problem -- Building the Basilica -- Master builders and their methods -- The able assistant -- Mattematica and Scienza -- The opinions -- Critics at every corner -- Professor Poleni -- A magician's touch -- The memoirs -- The advent of modern engineering.
Subject: Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Benedict XIV, Pope, 1675-1758.
Poleni, Giovanni, 1683-1761.
Vanvitelli, Luigi, 1700-1773.
Salvi, Nicola.
Fuga, Ferdinando, 1699-1782.
Domes > Vatican City > Design and construction.
Structural engineering > History.
Church architecture > Vatican City.
Vatican City > Buildings, structures, etc.
Architects > Italy.
Mathematicians > Italy.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library 726.51 KALAYJIAN
Gift?: No
34598001016867 New Books Checked out 04/29/2024


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