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Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Works

Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Works

Provides the reader with an insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures, Leonardo Da Vinci. Almost all of his work is presented in this volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks.

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ISBN 9780715324530
Barcode 9780715324530
Published 28 April 2006 by David Bateman Ltd
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Author(s) By Da Vinci, Leonardo
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ISBN-13 9780715324530
ISBN-10 0715324535
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David & Charles
Publication Date 28 April 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Edition UK ed.
Author(s) By Da Vinci, Leonardo
Category Renaissance art
Individual Artists
Inventions & Inventors
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 118mm
Height: 152mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.5
Catalogue Code 163692

Description of this Book

This captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures. All of Leonardo Da Vinci's work is presented in this compact volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks. As well as featuring each individual artwork, sections of each are shown in isolation to reveal incredible details - for example, the different levels of perspective between the background sections of the Mona Lisa , and the disembodied hand in The Last Supper . 640 pages of colour artworks and photographs of Da Vinci's original notebooks, accompanied by fascinating biographical and historical details are here.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo was and is renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper, the most reproduced religious painting of all time, with their fame approached only by Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon.

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