Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings (2 Vol.)

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Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work - the definitive edition

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume, midsize format comprehensive survey is the most complete book ever made on the subject of this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. With huge, full-bleed details of Leonardo’s masterworks, ...

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Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work - the definitive edition

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume, midsize format comprehensive survey is the most complete book ever made on the subject of this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. With huge, full-bleed details of Leonardo’s masterworks, this highly original publication allows the reader to inspect the subtlest facets of his brushstrokes.

  • Part I explores Leonardo’s life and work in ten chapters. All of his paintings are interpreted in depth, with The Annunciation and The Last Supper featured on large double-spreads.
  • Part II comprises a catalogue raisonné of Leonardo’s paintings, which covers all of his surviving and lost painted works and includes texts describing their states of preservation.
  • Part III contains an extensive catalogue of his drawings (numbering in the thousands, they cannot all be reproduced in one book); 663 are presented, arranged by category (architecture, technical, anatomical, figures, proportion, cartography, etc).

Now available as a two-volume edition at an irresistible price!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836529754
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Series: 25 Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 700
  • Sales rank: 245,407
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Zöllner wrote his doctoral thesis on motifs originating from Antiquity in the history of art and architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods (1987). He is also the author of a postdoctoral treatise on motion and expression in the art of Leonardo da Vinci, published in 2010. He has published numerous works on Renaissance art and art theory, and on 20th-century art. Since 1996 he has been Professor of Medieval and Modern Art at the University of Leipzig. For TASCHEN he has authored the XL monographs on Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Johannes Nathan studied art history at New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1995 with a dissertation on the working methods of Leonardo da Vinci. He has taught at New York University and at the universities of Berne, Leipzig and Cologne. He is the author of a range of publications on art and works as an art dealer and freelance art historian in Berlin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004

    A masterwork to the master visionary

    Even seeing the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in museums in person I could not have studied the intricate details of his master works as in this volume. The book is printed on exceptional quality stock and in such close up detail you could swear you would feel the texture of the original strokes with your fingertips. A fitting work of art dedicated to one of the greatest artists of all time.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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