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Leonardo. The Complete Drawings

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.46 lb, 776 pages
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From anatomical studies to architectural plans, complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits: discover the delicate finesse of one of the most talented minds, and hands, in history. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition presents more than 600 of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterful drawings.

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The Deftness of Da Vinci

Drawings of an era-defining mastermind
One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci remains the quintessential Renaissance genius. Creator of the world’s most famous paintings, this scientist, artist, philosopher, inventor, builder, and mechanic epitomized the great flowering of human consciousness that marks his era.

As part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, Leonardo da Vinci – The Graphic Work features top-quality reproductions of 663 of Leonardo’s drawings, more than half of which reside in the Royal Collection of Windsor Castle. From anatomical studies to architectural plans, from complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits, delve in and delight in the delicate finesse of one of the most talented minds, and hands, in history.
The authors

Frank Zöllner wrote his doctoral thesis on motifs originating from Antiquity in the history of art and architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods (1987). He is also the author of a postdoctoral treatise on motion and expression in the art of Leonardo da Vinci, published in 2010. He has published numerous works on Renaissance art and art theory, and on 20th-century art. Since 1996 he has been Professor of Medieval and Modern Art at the University of Leipzig. For TASCHEN he has authored the XL monographs on Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Johannes Nathan studied art history at New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1995 with a dissertation on the working methods of Leonardo da Vinci. He is the author of numerous art publications, director of Nathan Fine Art (Berlin and Zürich) and teaches art history at the Technische Universität, Berlin.

Leonardo. The Complete Drawings
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.46 lb, 776 pages
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Customer reviews (12)

Uno dei pochi uomini che davvero possono essere definiti come geni.

MaY, November 06, 2021

Complete collection

Francisco, October 29, 2021
This book has a complete revision of Da Vinci's research using original photos, so it's easy to follow Leonardo's contributions. Totally recommended

Leonardo. Todos los dibujos

Guillermo, October 28, 2021
Excelente calidad.
La presentación magnifica y los dibujos de excelente calidad.
Una gozada de libro


Silvia, October 27, 2021
It has very good reproductions of Leonardo drawings!

For all Leonardo's huge fans

Francesco, October 27, 2021
I have been a huge fan of Leonardo's work since I was a child. I was looking for a book with all his drawings for a long time, and buying this Taschen edition finally gave the opportunity to fully appreciate Leonardo's art.

Content is perfect, but beware of size

Victor, October 27, 2021
The content is great, of course, with high quality reproductions. The size of the book, however, is small... check carefully the size before buying.

Léonard de Vinci

Eleonore, October 27, 2021
Ayant plusieurs livres sur cet artiste celui ci n’est pas mon préféré. Les illustrations comme les textes sont très petits ce qui ne permet pas une lecture agréable de l’ouvrage


Moises, October 27, 2021
A must in my collection

Great book

Alicia, October 27, 2021
Great book to discover

Très joli petit livre de croquis

Marie, December 28, 2021
Petit livre (comme un format poche mais en beaucoup plus épais) rempli des dessins et esquisses de Léonard de Vinci. C'est fascinant à feuilleter et lire. Les dessins sont très puissants, bien reproduits; et les explications super intéressantes. Une belle première approche de l'oeuvre de De Vinci.
Le recueil montre aussi bien des études préparatoires pour des peintures, que des croquis et schémas d'inventions, de perspectives d'architecture. C'est hyper complet!