Discoveries: Leonardo Da Vinci by Alessandro VezzosiDiscoveries: Leonardo Da Vinci by Alessandro Vezzosi

Discoveries: Leonardo Da Vinci

byAlessandro Vezzosi

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
Title:Discoveries: Leonardo Da VinciFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Harry N. Abrams

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ISBN - 10:0810928094

ISBN - 13:9780810928091

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Customer Reviews of Discoveries: Leonardo Da Vinci


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Inquiry into the Work of Leonardo Just finished a long period of research on Leonardo da Vinci, and, unfortuntely came to this book at the end. Despite the Notebooks, we know little about Leonardo the man, and discussions of him should admit this. This book is by far the most objective and finest of the bunch in terms of its clarity and its depth. I was also surprised in this little book to find most of the works illustrated, and some seen rarely anywhere else. Moreover, all of the paintings are discussed succinctly, as well as the drawings, inventions and the other projects and discoveries of Leonardo. The author refuses to go beyond what the evidence shows, and after months of reading prejudiced accounts, this book was refreshing. Read it first, and then go on to the rest.
Date published: 1999-11-30

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YScientist, painter, philosopher, anatomist, astronomer, engineer, inventor, courtier: Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance. This book surveys the life and work of a unique genius, from his childhood in Italy to his death in France. More than a biography, it sets his life in the context of the great courts he visited: Medici Florence, ducal Milan, royal France. Written for both younger and adult audiences, it presents a readable discussion of Leonardo's complex art, life, and thought, explores his ground-breaking research in medicine, hydraulics, metal-casting, mechanics, painting techniques, architecture, and the new science of warfare and weaponry, and examines his place in intellectual and art history