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The Da Vinci notebooks / Leonardo da Vinci.

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Subject: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 > Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781847654038
  • ISBN: 1847654037
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
  • Publisher: London : Profile, 2005.

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Formatted Contents Note: On his own writings -- On painting in general -- The perspective of disappearance -- On the theory of colours -- Aerial perspective -- On the proportions and movements of the human figure -- Moral precepts for the student of painting -- Judging a picture -- On light and shade -- Observing -- Gestures and character -- The artist's materials -- Philosophy of the art of painting -- Allegorical representations -- Mottoes and emblems -- Notes on sculpture -- Observations on architecture -- Anatomy -- Man compared with animals -- Physiology and medicine -- On astronomy -- Geography -- Notes on the natural world -- Machines and warfare -- Number tricks -- Philosophical maxims -- Moral sayings -- Polemics -- Studies on the life and habits of animals -- Fables -- Jests and tales -- Prophecies.
Summary: "A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display the astonishing range of his genius. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in Leonardo and his complex and enquiring intelligence. This brand-new selection of sketches, diagrams and writings."--Ebook Library.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.

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