The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci is often considered the master of the Renaissance and hailed as a genius ahead of his time. Most famous for such works as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci was more than a painter of extraordinary skill. In fact, he frequently regarded himself principally as a civil and military engineer.

The Treasures of Leonardo da Vinci tells the story of this artist/engineer's life and times, and looks at the major themes that dominated Leonardo's work. Beautifully illustrated, the book also contains 30 items of rare memorabilia, including:

the record of Leonardo's birth made by his grandfather in 1452

Leonardo's copy of his letter to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan from 1483

the passport given to Leonardo by Cesare Borgia

Leonardo's map of Imola

an extract from Leonardo's notes on machines that polish mirrors

pages from Antonio de Beatis's diary mentioning the Mona Lisa

The Treasures of Leonardo da Vinci is a unique guide to this most gifted of men.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 279.4 x 312.4 x 40.6mm | 1,769.03g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061136840
  • 9780061136849
  • 1,791,542

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