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Riassunto: Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) stands as a supreme icon in the history of Western civilization. With much of his work lost or unfinished, the key to his legacy is without doubt to be found in the enormous body of his extant drawings and accompanying manuscript notes. Famous for their beauty and technical virtuosity, Leonardo’s drawings were avidly sought by collectors even during his lifetime.
This handsome book offers a unified and fascinating portrait of Leonardo as a draftsman, integrating his diverse roles as an artist, scientist, inventor, theorist, and teacher. A chronological framework is also provided in order to shed light on his extraordinary life and career. The essays and entries―written by the world’s leading Leonardo scholars―survey the wide variety of drawing types that Leonardo used and also examine a small group of works by artists critical to his artistic development in Florence and to his multifaceted activity in Milan.
Review: Artist, theorist, scientist, and inventor--these words cannot capture the genius that is Leonardo DaVinci. However, curator and editor Carmen C. Bambach brings us a little closer to unlocking his mystery in Leonardo DaVinci: Mater Draftsman. The book comprises a collection of 11 essays by world-renowned Leonardo connoisseurs, along with 515 exquisite illustrations, to create a perfect balance between scholarship and aesthetics. Serving as the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the book focuses on Leonardo's drawings: his studies for some of his unfinished, lost, or unrealized paintings and projects, stunning anatomical and engineering studies, 8 pages from the Codex Leicester (Leonardo's draft for a treatise on the dynamics of water), and his studies of grotesque physiognomies, which taken together, reveal the master's notion that beauty and ugliness are reciprocally enhanced by their juxtaposition. The result also sheds light on his extraordinary contribution as a draftsman "to the design process of narrative composition."
Leonardo has left us a mere handful of mostly unfinished--albeit magnificent--paintings. Yet, as Bambach explains, the quantity of his extant drawings (about 4,000 or more) is about 4 times that of the most prolific 16th-century draftsman. To be sure, it is through these drawings, along with the eloquent commentary, that Leonardo's infinite and dynamic creative power can best be glimpsed. From the whimsical to the sublime, from the scientific to the mechanical, these drawings reveal Leonardo's dependence on observation and nature, as well as his tireless use of drawing as a means to explore and express his ever-probing mind. The catalogue takes us on a chronological journey, revealing the vast influence of Leonardo's teacher Andrea Verrocchio, and subsequently shows us Leonardo's influence on his students and beyond. The beauty, power, and scope of this book are evidence that there is no end to pondering his remarkable and enigmatic genius. --Silvana Tropea
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Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2756860
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001585214
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1588390349 minor staining to page edge - otherwise cover and binding like new contents clean - enjoy. Codice libro della libreria SKU1012184
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Codice libro della libreria mon0000349879
Descrizione libro New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003, 2003. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to, card covers, xiv + 786pp., illustrated throughout. A VG copy: clean and sound binding, lightly soiled edges, clean text and illustrations, light soiling to the title-page. Extra postage will be asked. Codice libro della libreria ATL005517
Descrizione libro METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 2003. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Artists. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978158839034902. Codice libro della libreria 01978158839034902
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1588390349
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of ART (2003), New York, 2003. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. 786 pages. With hundreds of color reproductions of Leonardo's drawings. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). A large, heavy book. Codice libro della libreria 167956
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art, U.S.A., 2003. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. New Book. 786 pages. Bibliography. Photograph Credits. Index. Photograph Credits. Codice libro della libreria 000018
Descrizione libro Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, 2003. Softcover, 786 pages; very good condition; except large pen X mark on rear cover and large blue paint mark on bottom outer edge of pages; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra for this book. Codice libro della libreria LeCaMe25