Published by Royal Academy of Arts. By Stephen Farthing, Michael Farthing.
For artists and students alike, da Vinci's anatomical drawings are a yardstick for artistic and medical depictions of the body
Leonardo da Vinci created many of the most beautiful and important drawings in the history of Western art. His anatomical drawings became the yardstick for the early study of the human body. From their unique perspectives as artist and scientist, brothers Stephen and Michael Farthing analyze Leonardo’s drawings—which are concerned chiefly with the skeletal, cardiovascular, muscular and nervous systems—and discuss the impact they had on both art and medical understanding.
In addition, Stephen has created a series of drawings in response to Leonardo, which are reproduced with commentary by Michael, who also provides a useful glossary of medical terminology. Together, they reveal how some of Leonardo’s leaps of understanding were nothing short of revolutionary and, despite some misunderstandings, attest to the accuracy of his grasp.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was born in Florence and studied with the renowned painter Verrocchio, qualifying as a “master” at the age of 20 in 1472. After his apprenticeship he worked for Ludovico il Moro, later moving to Rome, Bologna and Venice before settling in France, where his final three years were spent in the service of François I.
Published by Skira. Edited by Romano Nanni. Text by Marco Biffi, Fabio Giusberti, Alexander Neuwahl, Davide Russo.
The extraordinary technologic innovations and revolutionary machines from the collection of the Leonardo Museum in Vinci. This beautifully illustrated volume discovers the multiple interests of Leonardo the technologist, the architect, the man of science and, more generally, the history of Renaissance techniques.
Romano Nanni is director of the Biblioteca Leonardiana and of the Leonardo Museum in Vinci (Florence).
Published by Silvana Editorale. Text by Giovanni Villa.
More iconic images accrue to the name of Leonardo da Vinci than to any other artist. The “Mona Lisa” stands as a sort of primary visual signifier for “Art” itself, just as his drawing of Vitruvian Man stands as a primary visual signifier for “Man.” This new da Vinci monograph presents this ultimate Renaissance man’s complete corpus, from the most renowned oil paintings such as “Lady with an Ermine,” “Virgin of the Rocks” and “Mona Lisa” to frescoes such as “The Last Supper” in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and the ceiling frescoes of the Sala delle Asse in Castello Sforzesco in Milan. All works are reproduced in full-color plates, many of them augmented with detail plates that reveal the extraordinary care lavished by the artist upon his canvases. Also included are da Vinci’s preparatory drawings and cartoons; works no longer extant, such as “The Battle of Anghiari,” are enumerated as part of the da Vinci corpus. Affordably priced and superbly produced, this volume offers a basic da Vinci monograph for all. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was born in Florence and studied with the renowned painter Verrocchio, qualifying as a “master” at the age of 20 in 1472. After his apprenticeship he worked for Ludovico il Moro, later moving to Rome, Bologna and Venice before settling in France, where his final three years were spent in the service of François I.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 80 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 20
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836621446TRADE List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00