An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller. Illustrated with reproductions of Da Vinci’s drawings.
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 and art in this magnificent book 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. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes
The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo’s Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.
Hardback. 1st Edition. Quarto Size. Very Good condition, close to MINT, Interanlly pages are crisp fresh and free from any ink inscriptions. In Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A beautiful copy. No slip case. Light rubbing to DJ spine ends and corners (shelf wear absolutely nominal) This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world.