Leonardo on Painting: An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo Da Vinci, with a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career as an Artist
Leonardo's writings on painting--among the most remarkable from any era--were never edited by Leonardo himself into a single coherent book. In this anthology the authors have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources, some of which were here translated for the first time. The resulting volume is an invaluable reference work for art historians as well as for anyone interested in the mind and methods of one of the world's greatest creative geniuses.
"Highly readable. . . . Also included are documentary sources and letters illuminating Leonardo's career; the manuscript sources for all of Leonardo's statements are fully cited in the notes. The volume is skillfully translated and is illustrated with appropriate examples of drawings and paintings by the artist."--Choice
"Certainly easier to read and . . . more convenient than previous compilations."
--Charles Hope, New York Review of Books
"A chaotic assemblage of Leonardo da Vinci's writings appeared in 1651 as Treatise on Painting. . . . [Kemp] successfully applies . . . order to the chaos."--ArtNews
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Yale has published these two books in conjunction with a London exhibition of Leonardo's drawings taken from the British Royal Library. Leonardo da Vinci contains brief biographical and critical ... Read full review
showed all of his paintings with great captions!
KNOWLEDGE LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE
The Works of the Eye and Ear Compared
The Eye and Light
Colour and the Perspective of Colour
Perspective of Disappearance
Anatomy and Motion
Posture Expression and Decorum
How Effects Should be Achieved
The Studio and Painters Aids
The Invention and Composition
Examples of Compositions
Letters from Leonardo
The End of Leonardos Life
Manuscript Sources and Notes