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The Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci

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In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the greatest personality of the Renaissance. More than just a biography, the book presents a detailed investigation of Leonardo's genius. Its colorful, evocative prose offers numerous demonstrations of the master's achievements, not only in sculpture and painting, but also in music, engineering, and even experimental aviation.

A renowned authority on the works and personality of Leonardo, author Edward McCurdy translated many of the artist's writings. "In the thousands of pages of his manuscript he has left the mirror of his thought," McCurdy observes, "and there his mind may be seen at work, moving among the phenomena of nature and the inherited knowledge of antiquity, trying all things, expounding all things, proving all things." McCurdy begins by tracing the artist's travels, from his native Florence to Milan, Venice, Rome, and France. Part Two examines the manuscripts and their philosophical revelations, and the third section assesses the paintings and sculpture. First published in 1928, this book remains one of the best introductions to Leonardo and his extraordinary versatility.

Book News Annotation:

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.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Note

Foreword

List of Illustrations

Part One Florence to 1483

and#160; Milan 1483-1499

and#160; Venice and Florence 1500

and#160; The Romagna

and#160; Tuscany

and#160; Florence 1503-1506

and#160; Milan 1506-1513

and#160; Rome

and#160; France

Part Two The Manuscripts

and#160; Belief

and#160; Travels

and#160; Aviation

Part Three Painting

and#160; 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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