Filippo Brunelleschi

His greatest accomplishment came after his greatest disappointment. One of the founding fathers of the Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi was more than an Italian designer.  Brunelleschi made his mark in architecture and construction. In his early years, sculpting was Brunelleschi’s passion.  But after being passed over for a major commission, he […]


Andrea Palladio

From ancient ruins he carved a staircase to his dreams and a style that continues to instill beauty and harmony across the world. In a time when birth and class determined one’s destiny, Andrea Palladio’s father recognized there was nothing common about his son and vowed to nurture his gifts. […]