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Title:
The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Publication Information:
Old Saybrook, CT : Konecky & Konecky, [2003?]
ISBN:
9781568524481

9781568524689
Physical Description:
1180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
General Note:
"Definitive edition in one volume."
Contents:
Philosophy -- Aphorisms -- Anatomy -- Comparative anatomy -- Physiology -- Natural history -- Human proportions -- Medicine -- Optics -- Acoustics -- Astronomy -- Botany -- Geology -- Physical geography -- Topographical notes -- Atmosphere -- Flight -- Flying machine -- Movement and weight -- Mathematics -- The nature of water -- Hydraulics -- Canalization -- Experiments -- Inventions -- Warfare -- Naval warfare -- Comparison of the arts -- Precepts of the painter -- Colour -- Landscape -- Light and shade -- Perspective -- Artists' materials -- Commissions -- Sculpture -- Casting -- Architecture -- Music -- Tales -- Jests -- Fables -- A bestiary -- Allegory -- Prophecies -- Personalia -- Letters -- Dated notes -- Books -- Miscellaneous.
Abstract:
Leonardo filled his notebooks with sketches of inventions; he did not intend any of his notes to be published during his lifetime. By reading his notes, we gain insights into his passions and preoccupations.
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