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Published: 17 April 2008

448 Pages | c. 70 black and white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780199299027

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Leonardo da Vinci
Irma A. Richter, Edited by Thereza Wells, and 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Thereza Wells, considering Leonardo's life and work and the contents of the Notebooks
  • Preface by Martin Kemp, leading authority on Leonardo da Vinci and author of major books on the artist
  • Revised and updated editorial commentary
  • Explanatory Notes, Chronology of Leonardo
  • Illustrations newly scanned, text reset, four new illustrations added

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