Item description for Discoveries: Leonardo da Vinci (Discoveries (Abrams)) by Alessandro Vezzosi...
Overview Traces the life and accomplishments in art and science of the Renaissance genius, and depicts the historical background of his age
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Studio: Harry N. Abrams
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 0810928094 ISBN13 9780810928091
Reviews - What do customers think about Discoveries: Leonardo da Vinci (Discoveries (Abrams))?
Excellent primer on the life of a unique genius. Jun 3, 2004
This small, well organized, and beautifully illustrated book is an unexpectedly thorough and complete reference on the life of Leonardo da Vinci, from his birth in Italy to his death in France. Chronologically organized and succinctly written, but without being a mere biography, this book presents a well-researched portrait of one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance. Often citing historical sources and quoting entries from the artist's own notebooks, the author presents an insightful account of Leonardo's views, research and achievements in both art and science, as well as many firmly accepted anecdotes and little-known facts about his character and personal life. For those interested in a deeper treatment of the subject, the choice bibliographic reference titled Further Reading, located at the back of the book, will be of particular value. --Reviewed by Maritza Volmar
Compact, comprehensive, with great pictures Sep 5, 2000
I really enjoyed this very good entry-level treatise on L.d.V. In my opinion the emphasis is correctly placed and pictures of great quality (although some are small in size) help the reader grasp the essence of Leonardo's spirit and become familiar with the best-known parts of his work.