Leonardo Da Vinci Rediscovered

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Product Details
Price
$660.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
2350
Dimensions
13.0 X 15.7 X 9.1 inches | 29.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300191950

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About the Author
Carmen C. Bambach is curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2019 she was awarded the Vilcek Prize for Excellence - created to honor immigrants who have had a profound impact on American society and world culture.
Reviews
"A vast project spanning more than 1m words and 1,500 images . . . Bambach's numerous discoveries include a small drapery study in the Royal Collection, where it was described as from Leonardo's workshop."--Dalya Alberge, Guardian

"awesomely ambitious"--Holland Cotter, New York Times

"A project nearly a quarter-century in the making, this monograph attempts to provide a comprehensive revisiting of the man so many know only as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa' and the 'Last Supper.'"--Lauren Christensen, New York Times Book Review

"This outstanding work for Leonardo's quincentenary is riveting. Across four sumptuous, scholarly volumes Bambach takes a fresh biographical approach, exploring especially through drawings and handwriting how Leonardo visualised knowledge in a new way. She humanises genius by showing the gap between his mysterious visions and staggering achievements."--Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

"The outstanding memorial to Leonardo's quincentenary year: a new biographical approach across four riveting exquisite volumes, exploring through paintings, drawings, diagrams, handwriting, Leonardo's attempt to visualise knowledge in a fresh way, and his sense of the gap between his mysterious imaginings and his intellectual and artistic achievements" -- Financial Times (Books of the Year 2019)

"This extraordinary, monumental art historical achievement in four volumes, running to 2,350 pages, also doubles as a de facto catalogue raisonné for the ages."--David Anfam, Art Newspaper

"On the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death, a four-volume exploration of his life and work is pieced together from 4,000 surviving sheets of the artist's notes and drawings."--Clare Swanson, Publishers Weekly

"[an] expansive four-volume book."--Claudia Kalb, National Geographic

"On the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death, a four-volume exploration of his life and work is pieced together from 4,000 surviving sheets of the artist's notes and drawings."--Clare Swanson, Publishers Weekly

Winner in the PROSE Awards Art History and Criticism category, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers

Winner of the2020 PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers.

Winner of the 2020 PROSE Awards R.R. Hawkins Award, sponsored by The Association of American Publishers