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Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Date & Time:
Thursday, January 7, 2021 / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Brunelleschi’s basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence, Italy, is one of the defining architectural works of the Renaissance. The building of this great church was a perfect historical storm – a celebrity architect, who was bordering on apotheosis as he neared the completion of the dome of Florence cathedral; a district of well-known, wealthy and competitive patrons hoping to assert themselves and their families through chapel patronage within the church; an uncertain architectural inheritance left by Brunelleschi upon his death; strong-minded and hard-willed successors of the architect at the worksite; and citywide factionalism championing and repudiating Brunelleschi’s alleged design intentions for the church. In this exclusive webinar, Dr. Rocky will untangle this web of artistic and historical factors that contributed to shaping Santo Spirito based on the findings of his recent book Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Please note:

  • Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • Space is limited for this lecture; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
  • VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.