Palazzo Reale, Milan Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519: The Design of the World

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519: The Design of the World

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'Dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci's entire oeuvre, this catalog was prepared and published to coincide with the largest exhibition on da Vinci ever mounted to date, at the Milan Expo 2015. Da Vinci's extraordinary complexity as an artist, painter and sketcher, and, in part, his work as a scientist, are fully illustrated and discussed here...This volume represents a unique opportunity to admire and appreciate Leonardo's extraordinary complexity...This alluring volume illustrates some central themes in Leonardo's entire career' - Antiques and the Arts Weekly

A scholarly and superbly illustrated survey of da Vinci's entire oeuvre published on the occasion of the largest exhibition ever realised in Italy.

The book illustrates the many talents of Leonardo - painter and draughtsman, scientist, musician and inventor and features many masterpieces including  some of his original codes, and over one hundred signed drawings, as well as a considerable number of artworks, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, and codes from major museums and libraries around the world and from private collections.

The catalogue presents nineteen rigorously researched essays by seventeen scholars covering themes such as Leonardo's sketches and legacy as well as exhibit-specific commentaries by an additional fourteen writers. 

This beautifully designed and produced publication is probably the most comprehensive book on Leonardo currently available and his highly recommended to students and devotees of Leonardo.

  • Author: Pietro C Marani
  • Hardcover: 614 pages
  • Date published: June 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-8857224732
  • Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 24.8 x 5.2 cm

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