Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Illustrated)

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Illustrated)

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Leonardo da Vinci(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.
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Leonardo da Vinci(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.
CONTENTS:
VOLUME 1
Preface
I. Prolegomena and General Introduction to the Book on Painting
II. Linear Perspective
III. Six Books on Light and Shade
IV. Perspective of Disappearance
V. Theory of Colours
VI. Perspective of Colour and Aerial Perspective
VII. On the Proportions and on the Movements of the Human Figure
VIII. Botany for Painters and Elements of Landscape Painting
IX. The Practice of Painting
X. Studies and Sketches for Pictures and Decorations


VOLUME 2
XI. The Notes on Sculpture
XII. Architectural Designs
XIII. Theoretical Writings on Architecture
XIV. Anatomy, Zoology and Physiology
XV. Astronomy
XVI. Physical Geography
XVII. Topographical Notes
XVIII. Naval Warfare. Mechanical Appliances. Music.
XIX. Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations
XX. Humorous Writings
XXI. Letters. Personal Records. Dated Notes
XXII. Miscellaneous Notes

A singular fatality has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci's works. Two of the three most important were never completed, obstacles having arisen during his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished; namely the Sforza Monument and the Wall-painting of the Battle of Anghiari, while the third—the picture of the Last Supper at Milan—has suffered irremediable injury from decay and the repeated restorations to which it was recklessly subjected during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Nevertheless, no other picture of the Renaissance has become so wellknown and popular through copies of every description.

Vasari says, and rightly, in his Life of Leonardo, "that he laboured much more by his word than in fact or by deed", and the biographer evidently had in his mind the numerous works in Manuscript which have been preserved to this day. To us, now, it seems almost inexplicable that these valuable and interesting original texts should have remained so long unpublished, and indeed forgotten. It is certain that during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries their exceptional value was highly appreciated. This is proved not merely by the prices which they commanded, but also by the exceptional interest which has been attached to the change of ownership of merely a few pages of Manuscript.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016550893
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
04/19/2013
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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