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Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance Man

Alessandro Vezzosi, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren


A fascinating introduction to the versatility and brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci - artist, scientist and inventor


Leonardo da Vinci may be best known to us as the artist in such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and The Virgin on the Rocks.

However, Leonardo was also endlessly curious about the physical world. His amazing notebooks reveal the breadth of his research into areas as diverse as anatomy, architecture, botany, geometry, mathematics, physics and engineering, including many anticipations of modern technology.

As with all the titles in this amazing pocket-sized series, hundreds of illustrations of paintings, sketches and designs are closely integrated with detailed, fascinating texts and contemporary documents.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.4 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 10 November 1997

ISBN: 9780500300817

About the Author

Alessandro Vezzosi is an Italian art critic and specialist Leonardo scholar.

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren is a respected translator.

List of Contributors

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren