Leonardo A restless genius

Antonio Forcellino

Book - 2018

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 contributio...ns 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

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Published
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press [2018]
Language
English
Italian
Item Description
Originally published as: Leonardo : genio senza pace. Italy : Gius. Laterza & Figli, 2016.
Physical Description
vi, 351 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781509518524
Main Author
Antonio Forcellino (-)
Other Authors
Lucinda Byatt (translator)
  • Illegitimate son
  • In Milan
  • Back to Florence
  • In exile.