Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Barbara Witteman
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780736822282
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo Da Vinci the Last Supper

Leonardo Da Vinci  the Last Supper
Author: Michael Ladwein
Publsiher: Temple Lodge Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781902636757
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci the Last Supper Book Excerpt:

Many great works of art have been created that we call "Christian," but none has received as much acclaim as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Art lovers venerate it for its composition and noble aesthetics, whereas, for Christians, it epitomizes the intimacy between Christ and his disciples. In recent years--following the publication of bestselling fictional narratives and dubious historical studies--The Last Supper has also become the focus of intrigue, controversy, speculation, and sensation. Recent restoration of the painting has exposed remnants of the original work and removed falsifications created by over-painting. Thus, for the first time since its creation more than five hundred years ago, we can contemplate Da Vinci's masterpiece in its more or less original form. This lavishly illustrated, full-color book reproduces many details of the restored work, and the author turns our attention to newly revealed aspects of The Last Supper that lead to fresh interpretations. The philosopher Rudolf Steiner called The Last Supper the world's most important work of art, adding that it revealed "the meaning of Earth existence." Michael Ladwein sheds light on many aspects of the spiritual facts that can be uncovered in this immortal painting--one that has lost nothing of its urgency in our modern world. C O N T E N T S The Creation, Loss, and Recovery of The Last Supper History of the Motifs in The Last Supper and Their Development in Leonardo's Work The Group of Individuals and their Gestures Real and Imaginary Space The Significance of Various Elements in the Composition of the Painting Earthly Community and Archetypal Cosmic Image Appendix

The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Leonardo,Carlo Pedretti
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 22
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780520033290
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1538119781
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Leonardo da Vinci: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works covers his life and work, beginning with his paintings, including several he never completed, that form the core of his artistic oeuvre. The extensive A to Z section includes several hundred entries. The bibliography provides a comprehensive list of publications concerning his life and work.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Martin Kemp
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2007-10-18
ISBN: 019920778X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

This masterly account of Leonardo da Vinci and his vision of the world has long been recognized as the classic treatment of the Renaissance giant, offering unparalleled insight into Leonardo's intellect and vision at every stage of his artistic career. Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, takes us on a mesmerizing journey through the whole span of the great man's life, painting a fully integrated picture of his artistic, scientific, and technological achievements. Kemp shows how Leonardo's early training in Florence provided a crucial foundation in the "science of art," particularly perspective and anatomy, while his period in the service of the Sforzas of Milan enlarged his outlook to embrace a wide range of natural sciences and mathematics, as he searched for scientific rules governing both man and the universe. It was these rules, Kemp argues, which provided the basis for his imaginative reconstruction of nature in masterworks such as the Last Supper, The Mona Lisa, and St. John, which reveal his increasingly complex vision of man in the context of nature. And towards the end of his life, Leonardo became fascinated with the mathematics underlying the "design of nature," behind which lay the ultimate force of the "prime mover," as manifested with supreme power in his Deluge drawings. Covering every aspect of Leonardo's achievement, generously illustrated, and now including a new introductory chapter setting Leonardo's work in its historical context, this fully updated edition provides unparalleled insight into the mind of this central figure in western art. "Sensitive and original descriptions of the master's paintings... combining the achievements of Kenneth Clark's classic on the artist with V. P. Zubov's unsurpassed account of the scientist in the context of his age." --E. H. Gombritch, The Times Literary Supplement (on the first edition)

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Tamra B. Orr
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1534565310
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

The term "Renaissance man" is used to describe a number of talented individuals today, but it got its real start with Leonardo da Vinci. As an artist, inventor, and scholar, he produced everything from the Mona Lisa to drawings of the world's first airplanes. Through informative main text and sidebars, annotated quotes from scholars, and detailed examples of da Vinci's work, readers are introduced to a genius who never went to formal school but invented machines that would not be made for centuries. Leonardo da Vinci is a fascinating historical figure, and his story is sure to inspire young artists.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1545748225
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Inventor, artist, scientist . . . Leonardo da Vinci's wide-ranging inquisitiveness was the source of his greatest accomplishments and his lifelong financial difficulties, �he would get bored quickly and rarely finish his projects. As an artist, only seventeen of his finished works survive, and yet they include two of the most famous paintings in the world: The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. His scientific studies of human anatomy were centuries ahead of their time. And his designs for inventions, such as mechanical flight, foresaw technologies that would not be developed for hundreds of years. Leonardo's achievements make him more than just an important historical figure: He was the ultimate Renaissance man whose achievements inspire both artists and scientists more than 500 years after his death.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Kenneth Clark,Martin Kemp
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN: 0141982373
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

A personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his development.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Diego Agrimbau,Diego Aballay
Publsiher: Raintree
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 1474751431
Category: Artists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux

The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux
Author: Francis C. Moon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2007-05-30
ISBN: 1402055986
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux Book Excerpt:

This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: François Quiviger
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 1789141079
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

This incisive and illuminating biography follows the three themes that shaped the life of Leonardo da Vinci and, through him, forever changed Western art and imagination: nature, art, and self-fashioning. Nature and art helped form Leonardo. He spent his first twelve years in the Tuscan countryside before entering the most reputed artistic workshop of Florence. There he blossomed as one of the most promising painters of his time and promptly applied his skills to explore and question the world through science and invention. Leonardo was also self-fashioned: he received only a basic education and grew up around peasants and artisans. But from the 1480s onwards, he transformed himself into a court artist and became a familiar of kings and rulers. Following the chronology of Leonardo’s extraordinary life, this book examines Leonardo as artist, courtier, and thinker, and explores how these aspects found expression in his paintings, as well as in his work in sculpture, architecture, theater design, urban planning, engineering, anatomy, geology, and cartography. François Quiviger concludes with observations on Leonardo’s relevance today as a model of the multidisciplinary artist who combines imagination, art, and science—the original, and ultimate, Renaissance Man.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135864209
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

This remarkable book takes as its subject one of the most outstanding men that ever lived. The ultimate prodigy, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of great originality and power, a scientist, and a powerful thinker. According to Sigmund Freud, he was also a flawed, repressed homosexual. The first psychosexual history to be published, Leonardo da Vinci was the only biography the great psychoanalyst wrote. When Jung first saw it, he told Freud it was 'wonderful', and it remained Freud's favourite composition. The text includes the first full emergence of the concept of narcissism and develops Freud's theories of homosexuality. While based upon controversial research, the book offers a fascinating insight into two men - the subject and the author. If you've ever wondered just what lies behind the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile, read Freud on Leonardo. It's genius on genius.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Nicholas Brasch
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN: 1477715126
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as a painter, an inventor, a scientist, an engineer, and an architect. This book examines his many contributions to the intellectual climate of the Renaissance in Italy while also tracing his legacy in inventions of the modern era, including the helicopter and military tank. Beautiful reproductions of his drawings and paintings accompany clear, engaging text, while sidebars offer additional context for curious readers.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Marwan Kahil,Ariel Vittori
Publsiher: NBM
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 168112260X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

This comics bio shows the process of Da Vinci's work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. Complemented with background on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc.

Leonardo da Vinci The Famed Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci  The Famed Renaissance Man
Author: M.C. Hall
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN: 1604538007
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci The Famed Renaissance Man Book Excerpt:

Discusses the life of the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Justine Ciovacco
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1622756789
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Young readers may have seen reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and even some of his inventions, but there was much more to his genius. Leonardo was also a scientist and a sculptor. He loved the outdoors. This biography allows young readers to get to know Leonardo from his youth in the Italian countryside and then witness how his work as an adult won over noblemen and royalty who paid him for his art. Readers will be introduced to some of Leonardo's most famous and influential work and discover how it continues to influence today's art and science.

Leonardo Da Vinci s Treatise of Painting

Leonardo Da Vinci s Treatise of Painting
Author: Richard Shaw Pooler
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN: 1622730178
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci s Treatise of Painting Book Excerpt:

This book traces the story of the world's greatest treatise on painting - Leonardo Da Vinci's "Treatise of Painting". It combines an extensive body of literature about the Treatise with original research to offer a unique perspective on: • Its origins, and history of how it survived the dispersal of manuscripts; • Its contents, their significance and how Leonardo developed his Renaissance Theory of Art; • The development of both the abridged and complete printed editions; • How the printed editions have influenced treatises and art history throughout Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and America from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Nadia Finocchi
Publsiher: GOODmood
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 8862777728
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

Who was the real Leonardo Da Vinci? What significance have his thoughts, his findings, and his work had? He was a painter, an architect, a scientist, a writer, and more? In this work, dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, you'll discover which of his many talents made him a quintessential genius. His life, spent observing and experimenting, was amazing; his extraordinary journey began at a young age when, thanks to his incredible pictorial capacity, he had already astonished some of the most acclaimed artists of his day as just a young boy. In fifteenth century Florence, Leonardo grew and became aware of his many talents; his skills enabled him to produce such exceptional work which over time became World Heritage Sites. It was within this Tuscan city, that he developed his character and his way of being; he became brilliant and unruly, yet simultaneously rational and artistic. This work is dedicated to his life, his ideas, his genius, his visions and his insights. You will now journey back to Italy and Renaissance Europe, where he was an acclaimed man, as well as sometimes challenged and criticized. You will know Leonardo Da Vinci thanks to the original testimonies of the period, through his countless masterpieces, his absolute emblems of beauty and perfection. Translated by Alessandra Bottacin and Summer Galante

Leonardo da Vinci 9

Leonardo da Vinci  9
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0698172043
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonardo da Vinci 9 Book Excerpt:

Travel back in time to Renaissance Italy with the Robbins twins! In book nine of The Treasure Chest, Maisie and Felix continue to learn the magic of Elm Medona and the Pickworth family history. In the latest adventure, the twins travel to fifteenth- century Italy and meet a young Leonardo da Vinci. Every Treasure Chest book features a biography of the featured historical figure along with Ann’s Favorite Facts from her research!

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci Complete By Leonardo Da Vinci

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci  Complete By Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci Complete By Leonardo Da Vinci Book Excerpt:

eonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes. The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.