Three Great Domes—Rome to the Renaissance
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Trace the dome's evolution from the 1st century A.D. to the Renaissance. It's a journey reflected in the increasingly sophisticated domes of three great structures: the ancient Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine-era basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and the Renaissance-era dome over the Florence cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.