|Joost Keizer. Christina Christoforou, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||80 / 2016|
Illustrated throughout with original, evocative imagery as well as reproductions of art, these introductory biographies explore the works and lives of important artists and architects in detail, and trace the influence of their legacies on our world.
Throughout his career—from its origins in the creative maelstrom of Renaissance Florence to his final role as genius in residence at the court of the king of France—Leonardo da Vinci lived an itinerant life, yet made a kind of private world for himself and his work. "The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands," he wrote, even though painting was only a fraction of his many creative endeavors. Many of the illustrations here are captioned in a script reminiscent of the notes Leonardo left on his own drawings.