Selected Works of Leonardo da Vinci

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Task: to republish the classic translation of the selected works of Leonardo da Vinci.

The many fragments of Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts that have survived to the present day cover an incredible variety of areas and show how far ahead of his time Leonardo was. This collection of his literary work has been carefully translated and compiled to bring out the enormous range of his interests and convey the versatility of his artistic and scientific genius.

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Two volumes in dust jackets

The first volume represents da Vinci’s scientific and engineering explorations. The second one is the book of Leonardo the Artist, which also includes his fables, facetiae and predictions.

Da Vinci’s writing is complemented with reproductions of the sketches and drawings from his manuscripts, and exhaustive translators’ commentary.

This set reproduces the classic two volume edition published in 1935 by Academia as part of series entitled Art History. The first volume features corrections made by translator Vasily Zubov in the margins of his personally owned copy.

Release date: May 27 2010


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Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), a famous artist, scientist and thinker, the giant of the High Renaissance, whose deep practical and theoretical interests included painting, architecture, sculpture, and natural sciences, such as mathematics, physics, anatomy, and natural philosophy.

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Art. Lebedev Studio would like to thank Maria Zubova for her assistance in putting together the first volume

924 pages
Number of copies: 3000
Format: 145×217 mm (5.7"×8.5")
Hard cover
ISBN 978-5-98062-027-1

da vinci 1 296 297
Pages 296–297, volume 1
da vinci 1 390 391
Pages 390–391, volume 1
da vinci 2 54 55
Pages 54–, volume 2
da vinci 2 216 217
Pages 216–217, volume 2
da vinci 2 246 247
Pages 246–247, volume 2

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