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Digitalizing the Duomo

The research of Margaret Haines
by David Battistella (issue no. 199/2014 / May 8, 2014)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King’s 2000 book Brunelleschi’s Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence’s Cupola. This …
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Leaving their marks

Graffiti atop the Duomo
by David Battistella (issue no. 185/2013 / June 6, 2013)
Not long ago, I wrote about the lantern that sits atop the Cupola. I spoke about the fact that it took twice as long to build as the Cupola itself and Brunelleschi never saw it finished.   Now and again, I climb the …
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Made by hand

Perrone's libri bianchi
by David Battistella (issue no. 183/2013 / May 9, 2013)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King’s 2000 book Brunelleschi’s Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence’s Cupola. This …
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Adopting tenacity

Walking the talk in Florence
by David Battistella (issue no. 182/2013 / April 25, 2013)
In the early days of May, strains of guitars, violins and accordions accompanied by drumbeats, are heard in the streets of Pistoia’s mountain villages. Joyous voices ring out, announcing the official arrival of spring.   When I started writing this column, I was …
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Tribute to Filippo

by David Battistella (issue no. 181/2013 / April 11, 2013)
April 16 is a special day in Florence, and it has become a special day for me, too. It is the anniversary of the death of Filippo Brunelleschi, a day on which I, along with the rest of the city, remember …
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Topping the dome

The bronze ball and lantern
by David Battistella (issue no. 178/2013 / February 28, 2013)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King’s 2000 book Brunelleschi’s Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence’s Cupola. This …
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Eight Veils

by David Battistella (issue no. 175/2013 / January 17, 2013)
The Cupola is a marvel. An eight-sided marvel. As round as it looks from a distance, up close we can observe that it was built on an octagonal base. Its eight sides are referred to as ‘veils' or in Italian, vele, like the sails …
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The Brunelleschi arch

by David Battistella (issue no. 172/2012 / November 8, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …
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Light and silver

From inspiration to the screen
by David Battistella (issue no. 169/2012 / September 27, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column chronicles the pursuit …
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From dream to film

Phase two: The journey continues
by David Battistella (issue no. 167/2012 / July 12, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …
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Calcio Storico: A hair-raising game

by David Battistella (issue no. 165/2012 / June 7, 2012)
  Being born in Canada means having ice hockey in your veins. It’s a little understood sport in which fist-fighting is considered a normal part of the game. In hockey, a player is penalized but not ejected from a game for fighting. …
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Clocks, sunsets and towers

Brunelleschi's solution
by David Battistella (issue no. 163/2012 / May 10, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …
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Joy and wonder

Easter in the cathedral
by David Battistella (issue no. 160/2012 / March 29, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …
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Eye in the sky

View from Giotto's tower
by David Battistella (issue no. 159/2012 / March 15, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …
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Contemplating the divine

The role of faith in Brunelleschi's work
by David Battistella (issue no. 157/2012 / February 16, 2012)
Filmmaker David Battistella moved to Florence from Canada in 2011 to pursue his dream: writing and producing a feature film based on Ross King's 2000 book Brunelleschi's Dome, about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of Florence's Cupola. This column, which began with …

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