Leonardo in Detail The Portable Edition
Leonardo in Detail
The Portable Edition
  • Imprint: Ludion
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2019
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 6 x 7 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4061-9
  • EAN: 9781419740619
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 120 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US and Canada

A compact, affordable introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, revealing his works in stunning close-up detail

The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine—these and other masterpieces are just part of why Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. A true Renaissance man, da Vinci was active in fields as diverse as astronomy, painting, sculpture, science, mathematics, engineering, cartography, and architecture. His painting was based on a deep understanding of the workings of the human body and the physics of light and shade. Here, in full and in stunning full-page close-up details, are the mere two dozen works that are attributed to the Florentine master, along with clear, insightful text by art historian Stefano Zuffi.

About the author

Stefano Zuffi has authored more than 60 books, including How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting and Caravaggio in Detail.