Artist, inventor, visionary: few men have more profoundly influenced art and science than Leonardo da Vinci. This beautifully illustrated book looks at his life and work, from his early childhood and apprenticeship with Verrocchio to the setting up of his own workshop in Florence and his time in Milan under patron Ludovico Sforza.
In addition to providing a wealth of information about his artistic techniques and style, as well as his labor as a civil and military engineer, this stunning volume offers 30 fascinating removable facsimile documents that provide unprecedented insight into one of history’s most intriguing figures.
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Matthew Landrus is Associate Lecturer and Internal Examiner for the Open University. He has recently completed his DPhil at Oxford University, where his thesis was entitled Leonardo’s Canons: Standards and Practices of Proportional Design in His Early Work. He holds an MA from the University of Louisville and was awarded the prestigious Oxford University Hulme Fellowship. Landrus has written numerous articles, including One Hundred Years of Powered Flight 1903–2003, Leonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machine with Professor Martin Kemp.
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