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Published: 11 May 2008

448 Pages | 70 b/w line illus.

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199299027

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Leonardo da Vinci
Selected by Irma A. Richter, Edited by Thereza Wells, and with a Preface by Martin Kemp

Oxford World's Classics

  • This one-volume selection from Leonardo's notebooks encompasses every aspect of his interests in painting, architecture, engineering, optics, anatomy and much more. It includes fables and epigrams and an outline of his life told through his writings.
  • The new Introduction, and Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp, explore the artist's genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts.
  • The selection is helpfully organized into seven themed sections, and editorial comentary puts the material in context.
  • New notes, a chronology of Leonardo's life, and full list of references to manuscripts.