What family was attempting to makes its fortune in Florence? By what means did they do so as well as increase their power & control over Florence?
Medici family- through banking
What impact did Filippo Brunelleschi have on the Renaissance architecture and art? How did he acquire his knowledge and inspiration regarding architecture?
changed architecture of West. Eur- use of columns, classical simplicity, Greco-Roman origins
Parthenon= largest free standing dome---> observed it
What was the impact of Cosimo's banishment from Florence? What factors contributed to his return?
Brunelleschi=jailed & dome work=abandoned
banking=gone--> business=slow b/c no $--> no work--> frustrated ppl
factors= no $ & guilds system=gone
What strategy did Cosimo develop that allowed his wealth to assist in his desire to acquire power and prestige?
spent a lot of $ on patronage--> gained political power