Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings: a celebration of Leonardo’s 500th Anniversary from Taschen
Once opened, this lavishly illustrated book is impossible to put down. Entitled ‘Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings’, launched to celebrate Leonardo’s 500th Anniversary, it is a new edition of the most comprehensive, beautifully produced book ever published on this genius whose work so enriched human lives. In its original edition The Art Newspaper called it, ‘a sumptuous celebration’ of Leonardo’s oeuvre.
With large, full-bleed details of Leonardo’s masterworks (the double-page size is 17in across by 11 1/2in deep), the reader can inspect the subtle facets of his work, from studies and sketches to finished works, and fascinating details.
Page after page shows the full glory of Leonardo’s work: the paintings, anatomy, botany, maps, architecture and inventions.
The text, by Frank Zollner, is equally fascinating. Even those fully familiar with Leonardo’s work will find many surprises and discover previously unseen works.
First published by Taschen to celebrate their own 25th anniversary, this new edition, with 704 pages between hard covers, is £40, for which our Members pay just £25 including UK mainland delivery. It is a book to treasure, and a special gift.