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ISBN-13: 978-0199299027 ISBN-10: 0199299021 Edition: New

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New edition (May 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199299021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199299027
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A remarkable insight into the Renaissance mind. The Guardian.

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Irma A. Richter was an artist, translator, and Leonardo scholar.
Thereza Wells is Head of Scientific Analysis at Universal Leonardo.
Martin Kemp is University Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford (Trinity College) and the author of The Oxford History of Western Art and Leonardo.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By BettyGee on June 12, 2013
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If you, like myself, wanted to look at the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci don't buy this book. I did not want the art work, I wanted to see how his mind worked and how he figured out the amazing ways to do things when he drew them. This book is primarily rhetoric and I have that in two other excellent books. Oxford has always meant, to me, that it was the real thing; that is unfortunately not the case with this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bionic mudman on October 5, 2012
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Amazon needs to clarify that this book has only a few thumbnail sketches done by Leonardo. The text is of his commentaries regarding what he reckons should constitute quality imagery, technically and aesthetically.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Christy R. Provencher on January 18, 2011
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I was skeptical at first about the quality of this book because there were no reviews. There are in fact several sketches of Leonardo's found in the book unlike the free versions of his notebooks, but if you are looking for his notebooks with out the sketches than the free versions are the way to go. Don't be dissuaded by the free versions of Da Vinci's Notebooks, but instead spring for this copy. Trust me you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TF on February 1, 2014
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This book is better than the free versions which only have the text. However, I recommend Leonardo's Notebooks which probably has the most samples of Leonardo's sketches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Viv on October 26, 2013
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For those interested in Da Vinci's work, this is an excellent record and concisely portrays the amazing mental processes he used for his brilliant work for his entire life. Bought it as a gift for my father who is a brilliant designer himself.
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By JOANNE MALLANO on June 6, 2013
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love Leonardo DaVinci..... Everything he did he mastered eventually.he was a perfectionist....his sketches & drawing are great... his painting are beautiful..... He was a Master in what he did..
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