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Notebooks : World's Classics -  Leonardo da Vinci

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Paperback Published: 17th April 2008
ISBN: 9780199299027
Number Of Pages: 448

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Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables, epigrams, and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection, organized in seven themed sections, offers a fascinating and informative sample of his writings. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, who explores the artist's genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts. The book also features new notes and a chronology of Leonardo's life.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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A remarkable insight into the Renaissance mind. * The Guardian. *

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A Chronology of Leonardo da Vinci
True Sciencep. 3
The Universep. 14
Flightp. 83
The Artsp. 102
Tales and Allegoriesp. 215
Reflections on Lifep. 257
Leonardo's Way Through Lifep. 269
Explanatory Notesp. 365
References to Manuscripts and Sourcesp. 371
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780199299027
ISBN-10: 0199299021
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 17th April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2

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