Notebooks / Edition 2

Notebooks / Edition 2

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by Leonardo da Vinci, Irma A. Richter, Martin Kemp
     
 

Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy,

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Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables, epigrams, and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection, organized in seven themed sections, offers a fascinating and informative sample of his writings. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, who explores the artist's genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts. The book also features new notes and a chronology of Leonardo's life.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199299027
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
419,443
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

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A Chronology of Leonardo da Vinci

I True Science 3

II The Universe 14

III Flight 83

IV The Arts 102

V Tales and Allegories 215

VI Reflections on Life 257

VII Leonardo's Way Through Life 269

Explanatory Notes 365

References to Manuscripts and Sources 371

Index 383

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