Leonardo : a restless genius / Antonio Forcellino ; translated by Lucinda Byatt.
Forcellino, Antonio author.
|Other author/creator||Forcellino, Antonio. Leonardo. Translation of.|
|Other author/creator||Byatt, Lucinda translator.|
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, |
|Description||vi, 351 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm|
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|Uniform title||Leonardo. 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 note||Originally published as: Leonardo : genio senza pace. Italy : Gius. Laterza & Figli, 2016.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Language||Text in English. Translated from the Italian.|
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|Joyner||General Stacks||N6923 .L33 F6613 2018||✔ Available||Place Hold|