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Description - Leonardo's Notebooks by H. Anna Suh

Leonardo da Vinci - artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man - is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks.

The book organises his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes. The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781579129460
ISBN-10: 1579129463
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 161mm x 32mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - H. Anna Suh

H. Anna Suh has a master's degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University. She was on the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has worked on projects for scholarly publications at the Met, NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, Princeton University Art Museum, and Harvard University. She lives in New York City.

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