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Leonardo is a new, colorful introductory book out the quintessential Renaissance painter, Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo is the 45th and long awaited title in Phaidon?s popular and affordle Colour Library series on masters and movements in arts. Each volume in this series (i.e. Impressionism, Rembrandt,Picasso, etc.) includes a concise introduction, full-page color plates accompanied by extensive notes and comparative illustrations, select bibliography, and detailed image source information.

Brimming with 100 illustrations and an extensive essay by Patricia Emison, a distinguished scholar of Renaissance and Baroque art, Leonardo provides valule insight into the life and work of the highly legendary artist. With its superb images and authoritative text, this accessible volume is an essential resource for students and art enthusiasts alike.

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Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci has been credited with initiating the Modern art period. In this volume containing sketch studies and color plates of his masterworks including the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Virgin of the Rocks, Emison, a scholar of Renaissance art, provides a fine introduction to his innovations, life, and era. Published to coincide with the Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in London, November 2011-February 2012. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Patricia Emison is a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque art and Professor of Art History at the University of New Hampshire.

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Emison, Patricia
Phaidon Press
Art - Artists
Art-History and Criticism
Individual Artist
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Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
12 x 9 x 0.5 in 1.11 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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