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

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This volume represents a unique opportunity to admire and understand, from a comprehensive perspective, Leonardos extraordinary complexity as an artist, painter and sketcher, and, in part, his work as a scientist and technologist. This alluring volume is meant to illustrate, through twelve sections, some central themes in Leonardos entire artistic and scientific career, underlining some constants in his vision as an artist and a scientist, as well as his interdisciplinary vocation and continuous intermingling of interests. The catalog gathers oeuvres signed by Leonardo paintings, drawings and manuscripts introduced by works from his predecessors painters, sculptors, technicians, theorists which can contextualize Leonardos contribution to the history of art, science and technology while offering, at the same time, a vision of Leonardo the artist and scientist of his age, without giving in to myth-making and banality. Two final sections show the influence of Leonardo the painter and art theorist on the modern era and the creation of his legend, centered on Mona Lisa. The volume also includes masterpiece paintings by Leonardo, 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, with works by Antonello da Messina, Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Ghirlandaio, Verrocchio, Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo, Jean van Eyck, Bramante, just to name a few.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 616 pages
  • 247 x 306 x 48mm | 3,690g
  • SKIRA
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 8857224732
  • 9788857224732
  • 1,479,324

About Pietro C. Marani

Pietro C. Marani is professor of modern art history at the Milan Polytechnic. He was co-director of the restoration work for The Last Supper and coauthor of the catalogs of the exhibitions on Leonardo at the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum in 2013. Maria Teresa Fiorio teaches museum studies at the Milan "Statale" University.show more

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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 "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 Weeklyshow more

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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 Weeklyshow more