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This generously illustrated volume on the work of Leonardo da Vinci makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. Although less than twenty of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings are known to exist today, some of them-the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, along with his drawing of the Vitruvian man-are among the most identifiable, reproduced, and popular works in the world. This monograph explores Leonardo as not just a painter but also a scientist, naturalist, architect, and engineer, showing how the artist's oeuvre reflected his boundless curiousity and imagination. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full-page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details-allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre. Chronologically arranged, the book covers important biographical and historic events that reflect the latest scholarship. Additional information includes a list of works, timeline, and suggestions for further reading.
Publisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, 2012.
ISBN: 9783791346588
Branch Call Number: 709.2 LEONA MAG
Characteristics: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.


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Oct 05, 2016

A nice short book on the life and character of the artist, including some small excerpts from biographers and critics at the end. The middle part of the book, constituting about two thirds of the work, is the best part, as it has numerous works, both paintings and drawings, with many detail shots, with clear commentary on them all.

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