Leonardo Da Vinci

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Penguin Books, 1993 - Architecture - 274 pages
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Clark's study of Leonardo is generally considered the clearest introduction available to the work of the controversial genius. This edition contains 128 plates, integrated into the text; a revised list of dates; an updated bibliography; and a new introduction.

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User Review  - Stefano Ottolenghi - Goodreads

This is only about Leonardo as an artist. Not as a scientist, little as a person, but as an artist. There are long parts of we-are-not-sure-who-painted-this and there-is-evidence-that-this-and-that-but that I really didn't care about. Interesting but not as much as I expected. Read full review

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User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

Kenneth Clark is an interesting bag. His books were often the textbooks of Universities during the 60's and 70's. He was not a historian 'til he was given the job of protecting England's ancient treasures and arts. He even filmed a series about history. A bit of a dry affair. Read full review


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Sir Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was the premier art historian of his generation. During his career, he held a variety of positions, including fine arts curator at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; director of the National Gallery; and Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. In 1969, he presented the well-regarded television series, Civilisation: A Personal View. He was granted a life peerage in the same year. Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor of History of the Art at Oxford University.

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