Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Mona Lisa by Mr Martin Kemp

The world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. Above all, Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti cut though the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.

Buy Mona Lisa by Mr Martin Kemp from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198749905
ISBN-10: 0198749902
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Mona Lisa by Mr Martin Kemp

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mona Lisa book by Mr Martin Kemp and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Mr Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp FBA is Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College. Oxford University. One of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo da Vinci, he has published extensively on his life and work, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci. The marvellous works of nature and man (1989 and 2006) and Leonardo (2004 and 2011), both of which are also published by Oxford University Press, and most recently La Bella Principessa, written with Pascal Cotte (2010). Giuseppe Pallanti lives and works in Florence, where he is an Economics teacher. He has a passion for archival research and has been researching the history of the Del Giocondo and da Vinci families for many years.

Books By Mr Martin Kemp

Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile by Mr Martin Kemp
Paperback / softback, January 2015
$17.99 $19.99
Structural Intuitions by Mr Martin Kemp
Hardback, August 2015
$52.60 $58.44
Christ to Coke by Mr Martin Kemp
Hardback, October 2011
$49.02 $54.47
Leonardo by Mr Martin Kemp
Paperback / softback, October 2011
$32.00 $35.56