This remarkable manuscript is almost 500 years old and was hand-written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci in his characteristic qmirror writingq and supported by copious sketches. It covers a wide range of his observations and theories on astronomy, the properties of water, rocks, fossils, air, and celestial light. The Codex Leicester provides a rare insight into the inquiring mind of the definitive Renaissance artist, scientist, and thinker as well as an exceptional illustration of the link between art and science and the creativity of the scientific process. Each delicate page is faithfully reproduced and accompanied by an insightful interpretation of the original Italian texts by the foremost Leonardo scholar, Professor Carlo Pedretti. There is also an introductory essay by Michael Desmond.288 X 202 mm (R.L. 19oo8v) The bones of the leg Pen and brown ink with wash modeling over traces of black chalk. ... In the corner bottom right is a diagram of an eight-pointed star around which Leonardo writes: aI turn an arm into eight aspects of which three ... At the top of the page are three studies, labeled (from right to left) afirst, second, and third demonstrations, of the muscles of the cervical spine.
|Title||:||Leonardo Da Vinci|
|Author||:||Leonardo (da Vinci), Kenneth David Keele, Jane Roberts|
|Publisher||:||Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1983-01-01|