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Leonardo : a restless genius / Antonio Forcellino ; translated by Lucinda Byatt.

Author/creator Forcellino, Antonio author.
Other author/creatorForcellino, Antonio. Leonardo. Translation of.
Other author/creatorByatt, Lucinda translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionvi, 351 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleLeonardo. English
Contents Illegitimate son -- In Milan -- Back to Florence -- In exile.
Abstract In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise-- both as historian and as restorer of some of the world's greatest works of art -- to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before. Through careful analyses of his paintings and compositional technique, down to the very materials used, Forcellino offers fresh insights into Leonardo's artistic and intellectual development. He spans the great breadth of Leonardo's genius, discussing his contributions to mechanics, optics, anatomy, geology and metallurgy, as well as providing acute psychological observations about the political dynamics and social contexts in which Leonardo worked. Forcellino sheds new light on a life all too often overshadowed and obscured by myth, providing us with a fresh perspective on the personality and motivations of one of the greatest geniuses of western culture.--From front jacket flap
General noteOriginally published as: Leonardo : genio senza pace. Italy : Gius. Laterza & Figli, 2016.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LanguageText in English. Translated from the Italian.
Genre/formBiography.
LCCN 2017043968
ISBN9781509518524 hardcover
ISBN1509518525 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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