WAITING FOR FILIPPO by Michael Bender

WAITING FOR FILIPPO

Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 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 Brunelleschi'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. (diagrams, map) (Picture book/biography. 10+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-8118-0181-0
Page count: 22pp
Publisher: Chronicle
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1995