This is a modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death. This authoritative, four-volume study provides a sweeping, up-to-date portrait of Leonardo da Vinci as he has never been seen before.
Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered
Carmen C. Bambach
This is a modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death.
We have celebrated the towering, undisputed genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered continues this legacy while simultaneously reexamining the multifaceted artist's life and work from the ground up. This authoritative, four-volume study provides a sweeping, up-to-date portrait of Leonardo as he has never been seen before.
Internationally renowned Leonardo specialist Carmen C. Bambach unfurls new narratives, largely based on the most important, yet most misunderstood, body of evidence available: the artist's drawings, paintings, and manuscripts. In the manner of a biographer, Bambach combs through contemporary documents and more than 4,000 surviving sheets of Leonardo's notes and drawings to extract original details about his development as an artist and thinker. Some 1,500 illustrations portray the staggering, spectacular legacy that Leonardo left behind on paper and canvas. Through Bambach's comprehensive research, he emerges as a figure who both embodies his era and completely transcends it, enduring as one of history's greatest artists, scientists, and inventors.
- Hardcover set with slipcase
- 9.75 × 11.5 inches
- 2,350 pages, 1,500 color + b/w illustrations
- Published: 2019