Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci is probably one of the world's best-known artists. This beautifully illustrated project looks at the major events in his life. Packed with information about his style of painting and drawing as well as his work as a civil and military engineer, it combines chapters on Leonardo's life with themed chapters on his inventions and key works, such as the "Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". With 30 beautifully produced facsimile documents relevant to Leonardo's life - such as actual records of the Da Vinci family births and deaths - this is unique project is the only guide you will need to the life, times and work of Leonardo da Vinci.
Introduction; High Renaissance in Italy; Birth and Childhood; Apprenticeship; Masterworks; Early Madonnas; Portraits; Uncertainty in Florence; Fresh Start in Milan; Military Engineer; Civil Engineer; Plans for the Book on Anatomy and Other Treatises; Machines and Sets for Theatre; Sforza Horse; Proportions of Man, Machine and Vitruvius; Last Supper; Artist and Engineer for Hire; How He Painted; Cesare Borgia's Familiar Architect and General Engineer; Mona Lisa and Her Legacy; Virgin and the Rocks; Geometric Problems, Scienza and Mathematics, Battle of Anghiari; Anatomical Work; Last Paintings; With Giuliano de'Medici at the Vatican; Peintre du Roi in Amboise; Lost Works; His Legacy; Further information; Index.