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Discovering Leonardo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Da Vinci's Masterpieces
Written by Paul Crenshaw and Rebecca Tucker
About This Book
This fine art book with a design twist identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s works, using die-cut windows to enhance the experience of truly appreciating each masterpiece. Discover the secret symbols and meanings behind seventy-five featured drawings and paintings in this unique volume celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. This book’s innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each piece of art, and it features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Also included are carefully selected comparative works from da Vinci’s contemporaries to offer contextual perspective.
About the Author
Paul Crenshaw is associate professor of art history at Providence College. His specialty is Dutch Art of the seventeenth century and he has held lecturing and research positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Frick Art Reference Library in New York.