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The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci By Matthew Hayden Landrus

The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci
by Matthew Hayden Landrus

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Looks at the major events in Leonardo's life: from his early childhood to his apprenticeship with Verrocchio and then the setting up of his own workshop in Florence, before leaving for Milan where his patron was Ludovico Sforza ('Il Moro' - the Moor).
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The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci by Matthew Hayden Landrus

Compact and easy to use, this beautifully illustrated book looks at the major events in Leonardo's life: from his early childhood to his apprenticeship with Verrocchio and then the setting up of his own workshop in Florence, before leaving for Milan where his patron was Ludovico Sforza ('Il Moro' - the Moor). Packed with information about Leonardo's style of painting and drawing, as well as his work as a civil and military engineer, the book combines chapters on Leonardo's life with themed chapters that look at his inventions and key works, including such well-known paintings as the "Mona Lisa" and the "Last supper". It is augmented by the inclusion of 15 facsimile documents such as: numerous extracts from Leonardo's notebooks showing his famous 'mirror' writing and various sketches for inventions and studies for his works done from nature; Leonardo's letter to Ludovico Sforza; Leonardo's map of Imola; and, Leonardo's study of the organs and vascular system of a woman.

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About Matthew Hayden Landrus


Matthew Landrus is currently Chair of Liberal Arts at the Lyme Academy College of Find Arts. He received his D.Phil from Oxford University, where his thesis was entitled Leonardo's Canons: Standards and Practices of Proportional Design in His Early Work. He divides his time between the US and the UK.

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. The High Renaissance in Italy; 2. From the Cradle to Verrocchio's Studio; 3. The Masterwork; 5. The Madonnas; 6. Portraitist; 7. The First Major Commission; 8. Leonardo the Engineer; 9. Anatomy and the Senses; 10. The Treatise on Painting; 12. The Horse; 13. Proportions; 14. Virgin of the Rocks; 15. The Last Supper; 16. Theatre and Fests; 17. Geometry, Knots and Nature; 18. Travelling Artist-Engineer; 19. Cartography and Canals; 20. The Mona Lisa; 21. The Battle of Anghiari; 22. Flight; 23. Leda and the Swan; 24. Anatomical Studies after 1507; 25. The Virgin and St Anne; 26. Burning Mirrors; 27. Peintre du Roy; Further Information; Index; Credits.

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GOR001183584
The Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci by Matthew Hayden Landrus
Matthew Hayden Landrus
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Carlton Books Ltd
2009-09-03
64
0233002812
9780233002811
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.