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Published: 06 October 2011

328 Pages | 20 colour plates, 24 figures, 23 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199583355

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Revised Edition

Martin Kemp

  • A fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work from the world's leading authority on Leonardo
  • Offers exceptional insights into what made Leonardo so special, and the 'real' meaning behind such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper
  • Illuminates his unfulfilled dreams, his relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his views on God, humans, and nature
  • Brings the story up to the present day, looking at what Leonardo means to us today and investigating the 'Leonardo industry' of the 21st century
  • This updated edition is the first book on Leonardo to include two newly discovered works, the most important such discoveries in over a hundred years