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Leonardo Da Vinci: Complete Paintings and Drawings


Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work all pictures, all drawings! One of the most fully achieved human beings who has ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci(1452 1519) is recognized the world over as a figure ofinfinite curiosity, feverish imagination and sublime artistic ability.Thisupdated editionof our XL title provides themost comprehensive survey of the life and work of this master painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. Itscatalogue raisonneof Leonardo s paintings covers both his surviving and his lost painted works. With full-bleed details of many paintings, the reader is able to inspect the subtlest facets of brushworks that came to revolutionize Art History.A further catalog ofLeonardo's drawingsarranges nearly 700 of his drawings by category (architecture, technical, proportion, cartography, etc) and showcases his fabulous observational finesse, fromanatomical studies to architectural plans, from complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits. It includes a fresh chapter exploring theartist's mesmerizing manuscripts.The accompanying account of Leonardo's life and work includes a special in-depth exploration of his masterworksThe AnnunciationandThe Last Supper. "
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Leonardo


For the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, this updated edition of our XL title provides the most comprehensive survey of the life and work of the master painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor. The catalogue raisonnéof paintings covers both surviving and lost works, while full-bleed detailsallow us to inspect even the subtlest brushstrokes that came to revolutionize art history.

Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci(1452–1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture—and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo’s appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture—The Vitruvian Manis engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supperis considered the single most reproduced religious painting in history, and the Mona Lisahas entranced countless artists and observers for centuries.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, this updated edition of our XL title is an unrivaled survey of Leonardo’s life and work, including a catalogue raisonné encompassing both his surviving and lost paintings. Through stunning full-bleed details, we experience every measured brushstroke, each a testament to Leonardo’s masterful ability.

An expansive catalog of nearly 700 of Leonardo’s drawingsfurther illuminates the breadth of his pursuits. From diagrams of intricately engineered machines to portraits of plump infants, they stand reflective of his boundless and visionary technical imagination, balanced with a subtle and perceptive hand, capable of rendering quotidian moments with moving emotional timbre.

Also included is a new forewordby Frank Zöllner, expanded exclusively for this special edition, which dissects the latest scientific developments on Leonardo’s work and the story behind the haunting Salvator Mundi, which recently fetched a record-breaking $ 450 million at auction.
The authors
Frank Zöllnerwrote his doctoral thesis on motifs originating from Antiquity in the history of art and architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods (1987). He is also the author of a postdoctoral treatise on motion and expression in the art of Leonardo da Vinci, published in 2010. He has published numerous works on Renaissance art and art theory, and on 20th-century art. Since 1996 he has been Professor of Medieval and Modern Art at the University of Leipzig. For TASCHEN he has authored the XL monographs on Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Johannes Nathanstudied art history at New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1995 with a dissertation on the working methods of Leonardo da Vinci. He is the author of numerous art publications, director of Nathan Fine Art (Berlin and Zürich) and teaches art history at the Technische Universität, Berlin.
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