LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 Years On


LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 Years On

MATTHEW LANDRUS    Book Number: 89684    Product format: Hardback

A portrait of the artist, scientist and innovator, Leonardo da Vinci considered himself an inventore of pictorial effects, sculptural forms, machines, buildings, allegories, festivals and costumes - of nearly anything artificial. He tried to invent methods for manipulating the powers of nature, and he was a master of the secrets of geometry which he used to solve problems in art and engineering. 6,000 sheets of his original documents survive today attesting to the validity of his reputation as a genius. This chronological and thematic study explains the sources closest to Leonardo's inventive output as well as being a testimony to his enduring influence. It covers his work as an apprentice, masterworks, Madonnas, portraits, the Giant Crossbow, Anatomy and the Senses, the Treatise on Painting, the Horse, proportions, The Virgin of the Rocks, The Last Supper, theatres and fests, geometry, knots and nature, the travelling artist-engineer, cartography and canals, The Mona Lisa, the Battle of Anghiari, Leda and the Swan, anatomical studies after 1507, and more. Beautifully illustrated with contemporary Renaissance materials, and Leonardo's artworks and designs and his most important 'inventions' as discovered in manuscripts, institutional collections and private archives. Superbly well illustrated in colour and mono throughout these 160 large pages measuring 28.4 x 25cm approx. Updated 2018.
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ISBN 9780233005645
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