Leonardo Da Vinci: The Marvellous Works Of Nature And Man

Paperback | September 15, 2007

byMartin Kemp

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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 fullyintegrated 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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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 aut...

Martin Kemp is University Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford and one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo. His other books include Leonardo, also published by Oxford University Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019920778X

ISBN - 13:9780199207787

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. 'Leonardo da Firenze'2. The Microcosm3. The Exercise of Fantasia4. The Republic: New Battles and Old Problems5. The Prime MoverBibliographyIndex

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`'Here happily is a scholar who has found Leonardo the whole man, and given him to us''British Journal for the History of Science