Leonardo Da Vinci
The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man
By (author) Mr Martin Kemp
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Leonardo Da Vinci by Mr Martin Kemp
Book DescriptionThis masterly account of Leonardo da Vinci and his vision of the world is now widely recognized as the classic treatment of Leonardo's art, science, and thought, giving an unparalleled insight into the broadening and deepening of Leonardo's intellect and vision throughout his artistic career. Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, takes us on a journey through the whole span of the great man's career. From his early training in Florence, through masterpieces such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, to the work of Leonardo's last years, this book gives a fully integrated picture of his artistic, scientific, and technological achievements. Generously illustrated, and now including a new introductory chapter setting Leonardo's work in its historical context, this fully updated new edition provides an unparalleled insight into the marvellous works of this central figure in western art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199207787
(245mm x 190mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mr Martin Kemp
Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile, Paperback (January 2015)
A journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians
30 Second Leonardo da Vinci, Hardback (February 2014)
With an approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand, this title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds.
Christ to Coke, Hardback (October 2011)
Informative, funny, sad, and surprising by turns, this is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icon, taking eleven mega-famous examples, from Christ to the Coke bottle, to see how they arose and how they continue to function.
Leonardo, Paperback (October 2011)» View all books by Mr Martin Kemp
Cutting through the veil of legend, Martin Kemp offers an unparalleled portrait of this extraordinary man, asking what made Leonardo's work so astonishing and what vision drove his art and his invention. This updated edition is the first book to include two newly discovered Leonardo works, the most important discoveries in over a hundred years.
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Author Biography - Mr Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp is University Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford and one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo. His other books include Leonardo, also published by Oxford University Press.
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