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Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Works: 9,002 works in 19,123 publications in 31 languages and 343,512 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Pictorial works  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Subject Headings: Artists  Inventors  Painters 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Other, Inventor, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Originator, Composer
Classifications: ND623.L5, 709.2
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Leonardo da Vinci on the human body : the anatomical, physiological, and embryological drawings of Leonardo da Vinci : with translations, emendations and a biographical introduction by Leonardo( Book )
34 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
More than 1200 of Leonardo's anatomical drawings on 215 plates. Leonardo's text, which accompanies the drawings, has been translated into English. Here are clear reproductions of over 1200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses-still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. Admired by artists and scientists alike. 215 plates
Leonardo da Vinci--the complete paintings by Pietro C Marani( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
"Pietro C. Marani provides a survey of the paintings, establishing their probable dates and sequence, and determining which works were made with the participation of assistants and which by the master alone." "Marani also explores such questions as Leonardo's relationship to the other great artists of his time, the influence upon him of the art and literature of ancient Rome, his passion for scientific inquiry and analysis, and the role of royal and noble patrons in his career ."--Jacket
Leonardo da Vinci : flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,716 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and works of Renaissance painter, inventor, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci and studies his childhood in Tuscany, apprenticeship in Florence, relationship with contemporaries Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and the stories behind the creation of his "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper."
Leonardo da Vinci the marvellous works of nature and man by Martin Kemp( file )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 libraries worldwide
"This account provides an insight into the development of Leonardo da Vinci's intellect and artistic vision. Taking us on a journey through the entire span of his career, it is a unique 'cultural biography', looking at the nature of Leonardo's art and thought at key stages of his life, and making sense of his manifold and diverse works in terms of the underlying preoccupations and driving forces that they reveal." "From his early training in Florence, through the great works for which he is best known, to the supremely powerful 'Deluge' drawings of his later years, Martin Kemp gives a fully integrated picture of Leonardo's artistic, scientific, and technological achievements." "Covering all areas of his work, and illustrated throughout with over two hundred illustrations including a wide range of Leonardo's private manuscript sketches, Marvellous Works represents the ultimate introduction to this central figure in western art."--Jacket
Leonardo, beautiful dreamer by Robert Byrd( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text portray the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who gained fame as an artist through such works as the Mona Lisa, and as a scientist by studying various subjects including human anatomy and flight
Da Vinci's ghost : genius, obsession, and how Leonardo created the world in his own image by Toby Lester( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,468 libraries worldwide
Journalist and storyteller Toby Lester brings Vitruvian Man to life, resurrecting the ghost of an unknown Leonardo. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Brunelleschi of the famous Dome, "Da Vinci's Ghost" opens up a surprising window onto the artist and philosopher himself and the tumultuous intellectual and cultural transformations he bridged
Treatise on painting <Codex urbinas latinus 1270> by Leonardo( Book )
71 editions published between 1721 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
"The genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) shines forth in major paintings such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper and his many drawings. How Leonardo accomplished these astounding works of art is shown in A Treatise on Painting, published in 1651, essentially a primer for students interested in learning the craft of drawing and painting." "Leonardo begins with careful instructions on drawing the main features of human anatomy, and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion and perspective. He discusses aspects of good composition; inventiveness; the expression of various emotions; creating effects of light, shadow, and color; and many other subtle points of artistic form. Throughout, Leonardo stresses the importance of meticulous study of the subjects to be rendered and the need for assiduous practice." "This edition is complete with anatomical drawings by the French classicist master Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) and geometrical illustrations by the great Italian Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), as well as an informative biography of Leonardo and an appendix that lists the artist's manuscripts, principal paintings, and drawings."--BOOK JACKET
Leonardo on painting : an anthology of writings by Leonardo( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Leonardo's writings on painting were never edited by Leonardo himself into a coherent treatise. The book known as Leonardo's Treatise on Painting, first published in 1651, comprises a compilation of quotations, described by one early translator as a "chaos of intelligence." This anthology aims to bring order into the chaos, so Leonardo's views can be read in a logical and sequential manner. The authors have edited material not only from the Treatise but also from Leonardo's surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources, some of which are here translated for the first time. Included among these are Leonardo's own letters and memoranda, letters by contemporaries, and important documents to which he was a signatory. The book begins by looking at Leonardo's general principles of painting. Then follow sections on the optical foundations of art, the human body, the appearance of nature, and the practice of painting, including instructions for the artist and evocative accounts of subject matter.--From publisher description
Paragone; a comparison of the arts by Leonardo( Book )
249 editions published between 1551 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
Pour Léonard de Vinci, les yeux sont l'instrument principal de la connaissance. Seule la vision assure pour lui une perception correcte, immédiate et claire des choses. Sapere vedere, savoir voir : l'observation des choses concrètes est son leitmotiv. Son positivisme empirique a jeté les bases de notre conception moderne de l'art et de la science
Inventing Leonardo by A. Richard Turner( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Contains a brief biography of Leonardo, explores writers and books written about him, and places him in view of present-day intellectual concerns
Leonardo da Vinci : a nonfiction companion to Monday with a mad genius by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Join Jack and Annie as they research Leonardo da Vinci and find out the facts behind the fiction
Leonardo da Vinci by Kenneth Clark( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
This is a personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his development
Leonardo da Vinci : artist, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance by Francesca Romei( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci has become the definition of the "Rennaissance man." His accomplishments in painting and sculpture, music and mathematics, and engineering and architecture have endured for centuries. The Renaissance was a watershed for European artisitc and scientific accomplishment and da Vinci led the way. He exemplified a new perspective, seeking to explore and control the forces of nature, and to extend the frontiers of human knowledge
Leonardo da Vinci and the art of sculpture by Gary M Radke( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
"Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is renowned as a painter, designer, draftsman, architect, engineer, scientist, and theorist. His work as a sculptor is not commonly acknowledged, and many have argued that Leonardo believed that sculpture was an inferior art form ("of lesser genius than painting"). Challenging and overturning these assumptions, Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture looks at the sculptural projects that the artist undertook, as well as the late Renaissance sculptures that were indebted to him. Leonardo consistently drew inspiration from ancient sculpture, admired the work of such contemporary sculptural innovators as Donatello, and even trained under Andrea del Verrocchio, the preeminent bronze sculptor of late 15th-century Florence. Furthermore, Leonardo spent many years of his life working on two larger-than-life-sized horse sculptures - Sforza and Trivulzio - monuments to Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, his successor. Although neither was completed, the authors argue that these equestrian monuments show how Leonardo was intensely engaged with the design dilemmas of representing a horse rearing on its hind legs. Another highlight of the book is a group of new images of the John the Baptist Preaching to a Levite and a Pharisee, a recently restored large-scale work in the Florentine Baptistery that clearly demonstrates Leonardo's collaboration with Giovanni Francesco Rustici."--Book jacket
Leonardo da Vinci : a singular vision by Martin Clayton( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Reproductions of 100 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci which are part of the Windsor Castle collection showing the wide range of interests and ideas held by the artist
Leonardo da Vinci : the anatomy of man : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted observer of the human body. He studied not only living men and women but cadavers, which he dissected with painstaking care in order to draw each vessel, muscle, and organ with ultimate precision. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the finest private collection of drawings in the world, and its greatest treasure is a magnificent group of more than six hundred sheets by Leonardo. Reproduced here are forty-one of his finest anatomical drawings, incorporating countless studies and commentaries in the artist's hand. The sheets, dating from 1489 to c. 1513, show the remarkable evolution, of his drawing style as well as his anatomical knowledge. Images of great beauty and scientific interest, they herald Leonardo as one of the most accomplished artists in the history of anatomy
The romance of Leonardo da Vinci by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky( Book )
28 editions published between 1913 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Biografisk roman om Leonardo da Vinci, illustreret med reproduktioner af hans tegninger
Leonardo by Jack Wasserman( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Explores the range of Leonardo's achievements and his varied careers. Also covers his personal life but focuses primarily on his paintings and sketches
Leonardo and the Mona Lisa story : the history of a painting told in pictures by Donald Sassoon( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
We've all seen that famous smile a thousand times. It graces the face of La Gioconda, or the Mona Lisa, created by Leonardo da Vinci around 1505. Five centuries later, her mysterious smile has reached celebrity status. Da Vinci himself is in the public eye like no other artist before him
Fables of Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo( Book )
12 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 libraries worldwide
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Dā Finšī, Liyūnārdū 1452-1519
da Vinci, Leonardo
Da Vinči, Leonardo 1452-1519
Dā Vinšī, Liyūnārdū 1452-1519
Dāfinšī, Liyūnārdū 1452-1519
DāVinšī, Liyūnārdū 1452-1519
Dawenxi 1452-1519
De Vinci, Léonard 1452-1519
De Vinci, Leonardo 1452-1519
Leonaďo 1452-1519 da Vinchi
Leonaďo da Vinchi 1452-1519
Léonard 1452-1519
Leonard 1452-1519 da Vinci
Léonard 1452-1519 de Vinci
Leonard da Vinci 1452-1519
Leonard Davincy
Léonard de Vinci
Léonard, de Vinci, 1452-1519
Leonardo 1452-1519
Leonardo 1452-1519 da Vince
Leonardo 1452-1519 da Vinchi
Leonardo 1452-1519 da Vinči
Leonardo 1452-1519 de Vinci
Leonardo da Vince
Leonardo, da Vince, 1452-1519
Leonardo da Vinchi
Leonardo da Vinchi 1452-1519
Leonardo da Vinči
Leonardo da Vinči 1452-1519
Leonardo d'Avinci
Léonardo de Vinci
Leonardo de Vinci 1452-1519
Leonardo de Vinza
Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci
Leonardo D'Vinci
Leonardus 1452-1519 Vincius
Leonardus Vincius.
Leonardus Vincius 1452-1519
Leonarnto 1452-1519 sta Bintsi
Leonarnto sta Bintsi 1452-1519
Lieh-ao-na-to 1452-1519 Ta Fen-chʻi
Lieh-ao-na-to, Ta Fen-chʻi, 1452-1519
Lionardo 1452-1519
Lionardo 1452-1519 da Vinci
Lionardo da Vinci
Lionardo da Vinci 1452-1519
Liyūnārdū Dāvīnshī
Liyūnārdū Dāvīnshī 1452-1519
Reonarŭdo 1452-1519 ta-Pinch'i-ŭi
Reonarŭdo ta-Pinch'i-ŭi 1452-1519
Vinchi, Leonardo da
Vinchi, Leonardo da 1452-1519
Vinci, Leonard da 1452-1519
Vinci, Léonard de
Vinci Léonard de 1452-1519
Vinči, Leonardo da.
Vinči, Leonardo da 1452-1519
Vinci, Leonardo de 1452-1519
Vinci, Leonhard von 1452-1519
Vinci, Lionardo da 1452-1519
Vinci, Lionardo de 1452-1519
Винчи, Леонардо да 1452-1519
Да Винчи, Леонардо 1452-1519
да Винчи, Леонардо ди сер Пьеро 1452-1519
Леонардо 1452-1519 да Винчи
Леонардо да Bинчи.
Леонардо да Винчи
Леонардо, да Винчи, 1452-1519
דא וינצ'י, לאונרדו
דה וינצ'י, לאונרדו
וינצ'י, לאונרדו דא
לאונרדו ‏‪1452-1519 דה וינצ׳י, ‏
לאונרדו, דה וינצ׳י, ‏ ‏‪1452-1519
לאונרדו דה וינצ'י 1452-1519
ליאונארדו ‏‪1452-1519 דא וינצ׳י, ‏
ליאונארדו, דא וינצ׳י, ‏ ‏‪1452-1519
ליאונרדו דא וינצ׳י
ליאורנרדו דא וינצי
ليوناردو، 1452-1519 دافنشي،
ليوناردو، دافنشي، 1452-1519
达文西 1452-1519
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