Oxford World's Classics: NoteBooks (World Classics)

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such a lot of what we all know approximately Leonardo da Vinci, we all know due to his notebooks. a few 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings live to tell the tale, which characterize probably one-fifth of what he truly produced. In them he recorded every thing that him on the planet round him, and his research of the way issues paintings. With an artist's eye and a scientist's interest he studied the flow of water and the formation of rocks, the character of flight and optics, anatomy, structure, sculpture, and portray. He jotted down fables and letters and built his trust within the chic team spirit of nature and guy. via his notebooks we will be able to get an perception into Leonardo's recommendations, and his method of paintings and existence.

this feature deals a cross-section of his writings, prepared round coherent subject matters. absolutely up-to-date, this re-creation comprises a few 70 line drawings and a Preface by means of Martin Kemp, one of many world's top specialists on Leonardo.

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