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Leonardo da Vinci

flights of the mind

1st American ed.
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Publisher
Viking Penguin
Language
English
Pages
622

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Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an 'intimate portrait' of Leonardo. He uses these contemporary materials - his notebooks and sketchbooks, eye witnesses and early biographies, etc - as a way into the mental tone and physical texture of his life and has made myriad small discoveries about him and his work and his circle of associates. Among much else, the book identifies what Nicholl argues is an unknown portrait of the artist hanging in a church near Lodi in northern Italy. It also contains new material on his eccentric assistant Tomasso Masini, on his homosexual affairs in Florence, and on his curious relationship with a female model and/or prostitute from Cremona. A masterpiece of modern biography.

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Leonardo Da Vinci
2010, Penguin Group UK
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Leonardo da Vinci: Die Biographie
Aug 01, 2009, FISCHER Taschenbuch
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Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind
November 29, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Leonardo Da Vinci
April 7, 2005, Penguin Books Ltd
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Leonardo. El vuelo de la mente (Leonardo da Vinci : Flights of the Mind)
October 1, 2005, Taurus
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Cover of: Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind
2004, Viking Penguin
in English - 1st American ed
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Leonardo da Vinci: flights of the mind
2004, Viking Penguin
in English - 1st American ed.
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Leonardo da Vinci: the flights of the mind
2004, Allen Lane, Penguin Group
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Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind: A Biography
November 18, 2004, Viking Adult
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LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE FLIGHTS OF THE MIND.
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Table of Contents

Childhood: 1452-1466
Apprenticeship: 1466-1477
Independence: 1477-1482
New horizons: 1482-1490
At Court: 1490-1499
On the move: 1500-1506
Return to Milan: 1506-1513
Last years: 1513-1519.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-580) and index.

Other Titles
Flights of the mind

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
709/.2, B
Library of Congress
N6923.L33 N52 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 622, [1] p. :
Number of pages
622

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24742084M
Internet Archive
leonardodavincif00nich
ISBN 10
0670033456
ISBN 13
9780670033454
LC Control Number
2004057190
OCLC/WorldCat
56334378

First Sentence

"Half a millennium ago the surroundings were not so very different."

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