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Title:
Da Vinci's ghost : genius, obsession, and how Leonardo created the world in his own image
Author:
Lester, Toby.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Free press hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xv, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
Journalist and storyteller Toby Lester brings Vitruvian Man to life, resurrecting the ghost of an unknown Leonardo. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Brunelleschi of the famous Dome, "Da Vinci's Ghost" opens up a surprising window onto the artist and philosopher himself and the tumultuous intellectual and cultural transformations he bridged.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue. 1490 -- Body of empire -- Microcosm -- Master Leonardo -- Milan -- The artist-engineer -- Master builders -- Body and soul -- Portrait of the artist -- Epilogue. Afterlife.
ISBN:
9781439189238
Format :
Book