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The Da Vinci notebooks : a dazzling array of da Vinci's celebrated and inspirational inventions, theories, and observations

Author: Leonardo, da Vinci; Emma Dickens
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of sketches, diagrams, and notebook writings by the Italian Renaissance master offers insight into his theories and observations as well as his role in period art, town planning, science, and philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo, da Vinci; Emma Dickens
OCLC Number: 820827205
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Leonardo da Vinci ; edited and with an introduction by Emma Dickens.

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