Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings
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Even among the geniuses of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinciis a figure of exceptional significance. This updated XXL monograph, comprising all of his paintings and almost 700 drawings, provides the most comprehensive and scholarly survey to date on the master painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor. With a range of full-page close-ups, this edition reproduces the finest subtleties of the brushstrokes that revolutionized art history in unprecedented detail.
Leonardo in Detail
The life and work of the greatest Renaissance artist
An expansive catalog of nearly 700 of Leonardo’s drawings further 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.
For the new edition, Frank Zöllner has written a new preface in which he considers the latest scholarly findings on Leonardo’s oeuvre and takes a critical look at the much-discussed painting Christ as Salvator Mundi, sold at auction for the record sum of around 400 million euros. Numerous illustrations have been replaced by new photographs.
Frank Zöllner wrote 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 Nathan studied 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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