WAITING FOR FILIPPO by Michael Bender
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WAITING FOR FILIPPO

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Subtitled ""The Life Of Renaissance Architect Filippo Brunelleschi,"" Bender's first book makes wonderfully inventive use of multilevel tableaux and pop-up structures in this look at the Renaissance's first great architect. Viewers can peer through the doors of the Pazzi Chapel, tour a busy workshop, make the fortification at Vicopisano rear up, and lift flaps to examine the structure of the dome of the Duomo in Florence; the illustrations effectively create a sense of time and place. The colorful text is as lively as the special effects; tales of Bruelleschi's brilliant successes and spectacular failures animate a specific, coherent account of his innovative principles and techniques. Two thorough glossaries are cleverly concealed behind flaps. An outstanding debut.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
Page count: 22pp
Publisher: Chronicle