The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance

  • by Paul Robert Walker
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 15th-century Florence, a bustling city on the verge of greatness, during a time of flourishing creativity.


What the Critics Say

"Robert Whitfield is a smooth and perfect voice for this journey....a well-framed snapshot of a moment in Western cultural history." (
"This erudite recording manages to be listener friendly by throwing a spotlight on what is surely one of many unexplored byways in cultural history....Whitfield delivers the story with panache and aplomb." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly entertaining...

history of how an art contest opened the doors (pun intended) to the greatest cultural rebirth in human history.
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- Douglas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.