GW-Brunelleschi

The Great Westmen:

Architecture
FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
THE FATHER OF RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE
Italian architect, engineer, goldsmith, and sculptor
Born: 1377 Republic of Florence
Died: 15 April 1446 Republic of Florence
  Known as the father of Renaissance architecture, Brunelleschi’s seminal work led to the revival of Classical principles in architecture and shaped the landscape of Renaissance Europe. He is most famous for construction of the dome atop Florence’s Santa Maria del Fiores cathedral. It is one of the most significant architectural achievements of the entire Renaissance. And became simply known as the Duomo.

   Brunelleschi discovered, or more likely rediscovered, how the ancients employed linear perspective. He famously conducted experiments in perspective in public, notably on the entrance steps of Florence’s cathedral using mirrors, a pinhole, and canvas. In two now lost paintings of Florence’s Baptistery and urban landscape, the artist thus publicly demonstrated his ideas on linear perspective and his belief in the importance of identifying a single point of view within them. These ideas greatly influenced other Renaissance artists in both paintings and sculpture thanks to treatises then being written on the subject, which were spread around Italy and beyond.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello, my name is Joseph Montag. I happen to have the same last name as the protagonist in the novel Fahrenheit 451. In the novel, Montag works as a fireman that destroys the cultural memory of his people by burning books. If the book were written today he would also be tearing down statues. Realizing his folly, he has a change of heart and instead of destroying the cultural memory of his people, he begins to save it.

     As a Westman I endeavor to preserve our cultural memory and educate fellow Westmen as to the accomplishments of Westernkind. I feel it is important to keep our story alive and focused upon the marvelous achievements of us as a people. I never realized that the depth and breadth of our achievements was so wide and deep until I came to White wellbeing and began investigating what was hidden from me in plain sight. I had become deracinated and disconnected from my people. Now I am shaking off my White noir, taking pride in Westernkind and reconnecting with my people at multiple levels, both online and in real life.

     I like researching and studying the stories of individual Westmen because it puts a human face on it and exposes the bond of kinship we all have to those Westmen that came before us. I hope these stories help you better understand and connect with Westernkind, with the Westman inside of you. It is our story, it is in us all, and each of us writes a new chapter everyday.