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The Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Publisher Comments:

In this classic, engrossing text a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the greatest personality of the Renaissance. In colorful, evocative prose Edward McCurdy shows that in music, engineering, and even experimental aviation da Vinci was no more the amateur than in the sculpture and painting for which he is famed. First published in 1928, The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci is still widely considered one of the best introductions to the extraordinary versatility of the great Renaissance genius.

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An authority on da Vinci presents a biography that corrects some errors of fact, interprets his manuscripts and achievements in the arts, and includes some illustrations of the Renaissance genius. McCurdy also discusses his beliefs, travels, and prescient design for a flying machine. This classic was originally published in 1928 by Dodd, Mead, & Co., Inc., New York.
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Synopsis:

In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the great personality of the Renaissance. It traces the artist's travels, examines his manuscripts and their philosophical revelations, and assesses his art. This book remains one of the best introductions to Leonardo and his extraordinary versatility. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

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Foreword

List of Illustrations

Part One Florence to 1483

  Milan 1483-1499

  Venice and Florence 1500

  The Romagna

  Tuscany

  Florence 1503-1506

  Milan 1506-1513

  Rome

  France

Part Two The Manuscripts

  Belief

  Travels

  Aviation

Part Three Painting

  Sculpture

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486441429
Author:
Mccurdy, Edward
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
McCurdy, Edward
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Leonardo
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
da Vinci,
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.9 lb

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In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the great personality of the Renaissance. It traces the artist's travels, examines his manuscripts and their philosophical revelations, and assesses his art. This book remains one of the best introductions to Leonardo and his extraordinary versatility. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

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