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Published: 01 September 2017

304 Pages | 66 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198749905

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Mona Lisa

The People and the Painting

Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti

  • The true story of the Mona Lisa
  • Includes a wealth of new revelations about the people behind the portrait, how Leonardo painted it, and what it meant to him
  • Tells the story of Mona Lisa's fortunes in the centuries since--and how it came to be the world's greatest cultural icon
  • Cuts through the layers of accumulated myth and legend to get to the real story behind the picture--as a product of real people, in a real place, at a real time
  • Reveals a Mona Lisa that is even more astonishing and transcendant than the Mona Lisa of legend
  • A book that will forever change the way you look at the world's most famous painting