On my current reading list are the two books in the photo, Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King and The Baptistery and The Cathedral of Florence by Giuseppe Marchini. King's book relates the history of the construction of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, primarily the enormous dome. The sub-title of the book is How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture and it is fascinating! The second book is an art guide full of photographs and descriptions. As I'm reading King's book I frequently refer to Marchini's book. These books make me want to see it for myself someday.