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The Codex Huygens and Leonardo da Vinci's art theory; the Pierpont Morgan Library, Codex M.A. 1139.

Author: Erwin Panofsky; Pierpont Morgan Library.
Publisher: Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered to be the work of Leonardo when it was acquired by Constantine Huygens in 1690, this illustrated manuscript does not in fact contain a single orignal drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Its authorship still in question, this mid sixteenth-century work has been attributed to, among others, Aurelio Luini, Girolamo Figino, and Carlo Urbino.
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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Constantijn Huygens, heer van Zuilichem; Léonard, de Vinci; Constantijn Huygens, heer van Zuilichem
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erwin Panofsky; Pierpont Morgan Library.
ISBN: 0837143063 9780837143064
OCLC Number: 158813
Notes: Reprint of the 1940 ed.
Description: 138, [90] p. 117 illus. 24 cm.
Contents: The history of the manuscript --
The content of the manuscript --
The first book or "regola": form and structure of the human body --
The second book or "regola": theory of human movements --
The third book or "regola": transformation, i.e., parallel projection --
The fourth book or "regola: theory of proportions --
Norms of human proportions --
Variations of human proportions --
Geometrical construction of female figures --
Copies and tracings after Leonardo da Vinci --
Studies in human proportions --
Studies in the proportions of the horse --
The fifth book or "regola": perspective --
General introduction, theory of light and shade, and "lineamenti" --
Rules of perspective applied to human figures in normal view --
Rules of perspective applied to human figures in worm's eye view --
Rules of perspective applied to human figures in bird's eye view --
The author and his sources.

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Considered to be the work of Leonardo when it was acquired by Constantine Huygens in 1690, this illustrated manuscript does not in fact contain a single orignal drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Its authorship still in question, this mid sixteenth-century work has been attributed to, among others, Aurelio Luini, Girolamo Figino, and Carlo Urbino.

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