Leonardo da Vinci by Martin Kemp
The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man

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This masterly account of Leonardo da Vinci and his vision of the world is now widely recognized as the classic treatment of Leonardo's art, science, and thought, giving an unparalleled insight into the broadening and deepening of Leonardo's intellect and vision throughout his artistic career.

Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, takes us on a journey through the whole span of the great man's career. From his early training in Florence, through masterpieces such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, to the work of Leonardo's last years, this book gives a fully integrated picture of his artistic, scientific, and technological achievements.

Generously illustrated, and now including a new introductory chapter setting Leonardo's work in its historical context, this fully updated new edition provides an unparalleled insight into the marvellous works of this central figure in western art.

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Published March 23, 2006 by OUP Oxford. 413 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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Leonardo da Vinci, compiled and edited by Jean Paul Richter (1956): Leonardo left his notebooks a mess when he died, and his heirs cut and pasted his words at will into new volumes.

Jan 12 2008 | Read Full Review of Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvel...

The New York Review of Books

One of these was the Viennese art historian Johannes Wilde, who never lost sight of the fact that the drawings were working material, and as a result made fundamental contributions to our knowledge of Michelangelo’s career in his catalog of drawings in the British Museum.

Aug 17 1989 | Read Full Review of Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvel...

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