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Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)

Author of The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci, born April 15, 1452, is often called the archetype of the Renaissance Man; this genius in science, engineering, aeronautics, technology was also one of the world's greatest painters, as well as a sculptor, an architect, and a town planner. Born in Vinci, Leonardo was apprenticed show more as a 14-year-old to the sculptor-painter Andrea Verrocchio in Florence. In 1482, he went to Milan as a military engineer, sculptor, and architect, and remained there for 17 years. While in Milan, he designed the crossing tower of the Milan cathedral and, among many other works, painted The Last Supper (1496--97), a mural in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. During these years in Milan, da Vinci also composed his Treatise on Painting (1489--1518) and filled his notebooks. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon. In 1499, da Vinci returned to Florence. The Mona Lisa (1503--06) dates from that period. After a short and unsuccessful time in Rome (1513--16), he settled in France under the patronage of Francis I. He died in Amboise at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519, and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in Château d'Amboise, in France. A supposedly lost manuscript of da Vinci's was rediscovered at the National Library in Madrid in 1965 and published in 1974. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's Notebooks (2005) 748 copies
A Treatise on Painting (1651) 175 copies
Leonardo Drawings (1980) 114 copies
Fables of Leonardo da Vinci (1973) — Author — 59 copies
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1960) — Author — 41 copies
Scritti letterari (1987) — Author — 25 copies
Inventions (2008) 24 copies
Aforismos (1901) 22 copies
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci [abridged] (1957) — Author — 20 copies
Thoughts on Art and Life (2009) 19 copies
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Volume 1 of 3 (1955) — Author — 16 copies
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Volume 2 of 3 (1938) — Author — 14 copies
The Deluge (1954) 13 copies
Favole e leggende (1972) 12 copies
L'uomo e la natura (1982) 11 copies
Bestiarium (2007) 9 copies
Scritti (GUM) (1992) — Author — 7 copies
Leonardo: 16 Art Stickers (2002) 7 copies
Leonardo literair (2019) 7 copies
Nápady : Výbor z próz (1982) 6 copies
Codex on Flight (2007) 6 copies
Leonardo & Venezia (1992) 6 copies
Leonardo/Raphael (1979) 6 copies
le codex de leicester (1984) 6 copies
Maximes 5 copies
Vatten och vind (1995) 5 copies
Leonardo (2004) 5 copies
Bajki 5 copies
Deníky (2010) 4 copies
Mona Lisa 4 copies
Leonardo (1979) 4 copies
The Art of Painting (2019) 4 copies
Paragone (1996) 4 copies
El libro del agua (2017) 4 copies
Handzeichnungen (1947) 3 copies
Leonardo da Vinci (1999) 3 copies
Leonardos broar 3 copies
Carnets (2019) 3 copies
Léonard de Vinci (2002) 3 copies
Scritti scelti (1996) 3 copies
Novelle, favole, facezie (2008) 3 copies
Leonardův skicář (2007) 2 copies
Prose 2 copies
Fabulas (Spanish Edition) (2012) 2 copies
La macchina del mondo (2019) 2 copies
Il diluvio (1992) 2 copies
Quadrifolium (2006) 2 copies
Aforizmák és rajzok (2014) 2 copies
Fábulas y Leyendas (1973) 2 copies
Drawings 2 copies
Pensieri 2 copies
La Regola francescana (2000) 2 copies
Leonardo da Vinci: Fabeln (1978) 2 copies
Prose 2 copies
Die Notizbücher (2018) 1 copy
Delle acque (2001) 1 copy
ARGUZIE 1 copy
Deluge 1 copy
Landscape 1 copy
La peinture 1 copy
Aforismos 1 copy
Pensieri (2008) 1 copy
Pensieri 1 copy
Predskazanja 1 copy
Leonardo (1999) 1 copy
Codice C (2006) 1 copy
Zabilješke 1 copy
Napady 1 copy
Bestiario e favole (1988) 1 copy
Leonardo's Knots (2018) 1 copy
Pensieri 1 copy
Målarboken (1982) 1 copy
Paragone 1 copy
L'uomo e la natura (2018) 1 copy
Optegnelser 1 copy
La Gioconda 1 copy
Maalaustaiteesta (1992) 1 copy

Associated Works

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy (2004) — Illustrator, some editions — 855 copies
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 1 (1957) — Contributor — 177 copies
The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci (1945) — Artist — 135 copies
DK Children's Book of Art (2009) — Artist — 127 copies
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519: Sketches and Drawings (2005) — Illustrator — 126 copies

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Fascinating but hard to read. None of the referenced illustrations are included. Some entries are small or lists, some are quite detailed. An index would be great.

FROM AMAZON: Leonardo da Vinci 'artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man'is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions.… (more)
 
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Gmomaj | 6 other reviews | Aug 19, 2023 |
The sheer scope of this man's thought is breathtaking. If not the smartest human that ever lived, then damn close. I thought I appreciated Leonardo before going through this - I had no idea. This is a book I will pick up again and again, browsing for inspiration or simple wonder. This belongs on every bookshelf.
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Carlo Pedretti Foreword, Introduction
Kenneth Clark Preface, Introduction
Edward McCurdy Ed. And Tr., Editor
Jonathan Routh Editor and Translator
Shelagh Routh Editor and Translator

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