Leonardo: The Artist and the Man

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Art - 493 pages
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First published in France, Serge Bramly's acclaimed biography reveals Leonardo to be as complicated, seductive, and profoundly sympathetic as the figures he painted. Bramly spent five years gathering evidence to reconstruct the artist's life--from his early years as an illegitimate child to his death in the arms of the King of France. Four pages of color photographs; 75 B&W photos.

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User Review  - CherieDooryard - LibraryThing

I only read this because my son picked it out for me and I didn't have the heart not to. It took me well over a month to finish and I felt every day of it. I'm no stranger to epic-length biographies ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gianni - Goodreads

Good biography on the man - not the myth. Somehow after reading this you will respect the man even more. Read full review

Contents

A Circle of Mirrors
15
Lovable as a Love Child
31
Artium Mater
51
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Ne en 1949 a Tunis, Serge Bramly est l'auteur de nombreux romans: "L'Itineraire du fou" (prix Del Duca), "La Danse du loup" (Prix des libraires 1983), "Ragots" et surtout, "Le Premier Principe, Le Second Principe" (Lattes, 2008), qui a recu le prix Interallie. Il a ecrit egalement des essais sur la Chine ("Le Voyage de Shanghai"), sur l'art ("Leonard de Vinci", prix Vasari 1995; reedite en 2012) et la photographie.

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