The Mind Of Leonardo Da Vinci

By: McCurdy, Edward

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360 pp. 1-inch tear along upper end of joint, but binding still firm. Three dots on lower edge. Text clean. Some rubbing on corners of spine. Text clean. Part of the Dover series on art and art history. Reprint of the Dodd, Mead edition of 1928. McCurdy, a Leonardo scholar and translator, explores the nature of his genius and his travel experiences in Europe. It reviews the artist's work not only in painting and sculpture but also in music, engineering and early aviation. Includes several of his rough sketches. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall


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In this classic, engrossing text, a distinguished historian explores the mind and manifold interests of the greatest personality of the Renaissance. More than just a biography, the book presents a detailed investigation of Leonardo da Vinci's genius. Its colorful, evocative prose offers numerous demonstrations of the master's achievements, not only in sculpture and painting, but also in music, engineering, and even experimental aviation.
A renowned authority on the works and personality of Leonardo, author Edward McCurdy translated many of the artist's writings. "In the thousands of pages of his manuscript he has left the mirror of his thought," McCurdy observes, "and there his mind may be seen at work, moving among the phenomena of nature and the inherited knowledge of antiquity, trying all things, expounding all things, proving all things." McCurdy begins by tracing the artist's travels, from his native Florence to Milan, Venice, Rome, and France. Part Two examines the manuscripts and their philosophical revelations, and the third section assesses the paintings and sculpture. First published in 1928, this book remains one of the best introductions to Leonardo and his extraordinary versatility.

Title: The Mind Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author Name: McCurdy, Edward

Categories: Art,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2005

ISBN Number: 0486441423

ISBN Number 13: 9780486441429

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall

Seller ID: 009080

Keywords: HISTORY. THOUGHT. INVENTION. ITALY. LEONARDO DA VINCI