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Florentine Cathedral - Construction Details
Focus and Goals of the Photo Campaign
The goal of this project is to provide the first photographic documentation of the structural supports of the dome of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence built from 1417-1436 according to plans drafted by Filippo Brunelleschi. The Photo series will contribute to an understanding of the spatial structure in the four walkways (W1 - W4) between inner and outer shell.
To present the structural elements one particular segment, so-called Vela (Vela V4) of the clam-shelled octogonal dome was chosen and systematically documented. In addition all the important technical peculiarities in the remaning seven segmants of the shell (Vela V1 - V8) of the dome were documented.
The presently available photoducumentation thus makes possible:
First Project Step
In the course of the one-year project around 250 selected images are to be scanned and made accessible in a image database. Another connected database will store the metadata and short commentaries to the photographs.
In this first project stage - supplementing the connected data base - digitally accessible floor ground plans and cross sections of the dome provide a basis for the web user to localize the pictures spatially.
The web presentation will support keyword searches on selected structures and building parts as well as a systematic search through the entries in the data base. For the pictures, besides an overview by means of the image viewer Digilib, a zoom function will be available that allws a detailed viewing of the color pictures.
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