The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2009
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
In this fascinating true story of artistic genius and personal triumph, the author brings to life Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, two talented, passionate artists, and the competitive drive that united and divided them. As this lush, imaginative history illuminates the drama surrounding the birth of a new artistic vision, it also explores the lives of other fascinating individuals, from Donatello and Masaccio to Cosimo de’ Medici and Leon Battista Alberti. The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance offers a glorious tour of fifteenth-century Florence, a bustling city on the verge of greatness, during a time of flourishing creativity.
“Robert Whitfield is a smooth and perfect voice for this journey…At times the narrative crackles like a review of the contemporary art world…it is a well-framed snapshot of a moment in Western cultural history.”—Audiobookcafe.com