|aThe heart of Florence|h[videorecording] /|ca production by Oculus Film in cooperation with L'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore ; produced by Hubert Schäfer ; directed by Christoph M. Grosser & Hubert Schäfer ; written by Christoph M. Grosser.
|aFalls Church, VA :|bLandmark Media ;|aTainan :|bChimei,|cc2010.
|a1 videodisc (52 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aChurch of Santa Reparata -- Arnolfo di Cambio -- Giotto di Bondone -- Andrea Pisano -- Francesco Talenti -- Brunelleschi's perspective -- Dome design competition -- Brunelleschi's cranes -- Rivalry of Brunelleschi and Ghiberti -- Donatello - Completion of the dome -- Ghiberti's Gates of paradise -- Sculptural detail & dome fresco -- Completion of the façade.
|aPhotographers, Hubert Schäfer, Robert Quante, Thorsten Biernath ; music, Josef Tieks ; editors, Till Koistinen, Thorsten Biernath.
|aNarrators, Gianluca Vallero ... [et al.].
|a"The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, the central cathedral of Florence, was constructed over eight centuries. Under the supervision and funding of the Wool Merchants' Guild, generations of Florentine artists and architects dedicated their lives to the project, setting in stone changes in the aesthetic ideals of the time and advances in engineering. The biography of Filippo Brunelleschi, the brilliant self-taught master who introduced the technique of one-point perspective, designed the cathedral's dome as well as machinery necessary for its construction is intertwined with the story of the cathedral and the city itself, his career, which was full of professional rivalry and inspiration to future artists and engineers. Restoration workshops still follow the traditional techniques of the master sculptors who adorned the cathedral's interior and façade."--Publisher website.
|aSanta Maria del Fiore (Cathedral : Florence, Italy)|xDesign and construction.
|aCathedrals|zItaly|zFlorence|xDesign and construction.