Leonardo : a restless genius

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Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2018].
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vi, 351 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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Originally published as: Leonardo : genio senza pace. Italy : Gius. Laterza & Figli, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise-- both as historian and as restorer of some of the world's greatest works of art -- to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before. Through careful analyses of his paintings and compositional technique, down to the very materials used, Forcellino offers fresh insights into Leonardo's artistic and intellectual development. He spans the great breadth of Leonardo's genius, discussing his contributions to mechanics, optics, anatomy, geology and metallurgy, as well as providing acute psychological observations about the political dynamics and social contexts in which Leonardo worked. Forcellino sheds new light on a life all too often overshadowed and obscured by myth, providing us with a fresh perspective on the personality and motivations of one of the greatest geniuses of western culture.--From front jacket flap.
Text in English. Translated from the Italian.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Forcellino, A., Forcellino, A., & Byatt, L. (2018). Leonardo: a restless genius . Polity Press.

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Forcellino, Antonio, Antonio. Forcellino and Lucinda, Byatt. 2018. Leonardo: A Restless Genius. Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA: Polity Press.

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Forcellino, Antonio, Antonio. Forcellino and Lucinda, Byatt. Leonardo: A Restless Genius Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2018.

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Forcellino, Antonio,, Antonio Forcellino, and Lucinda Byatt. Leonardo: A Restless Genius Polity Press, 2018.

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