Item Number: 113955
Title: Discovering LEONARDO : The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Leonardo Da Vinci's Masterpieces
Author: Crenshaw, Paul ; Rebecca Tucker
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Description: New York: Universe, 2011. 34cm., hardcover, 256pp. with numerous color illus. Publisher's summary : This fine art book with a design twist identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Leonardo da Vinciís works, using die-cut windows to enhance the experience of truly appreciating each masterpiece. Discover the secret symbols and meanings behind seventy-five featured drawings and paintings in this unique volume celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. This bookís innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each piece of art, and it features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Also included are carefully selected comparative works from da Vinciís contemporaries to offer contextual perspective. Learn the secrets behind such famous paintings as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, as well as Adoration of the Magi, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and many more. Each work featured in Discovering Leonardo: The Art Loverís Guide to Understanding Da Vinciís Masterpieces tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed.
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