Leonardo & the Last Supper Paperback – Aug 30 2012
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Ing brings them alive in a new and exciting way for me. The history covered here was of great interest to me and helped me clearly visualize the period of Leonardo Da Vinci's life. He covers not only the time of the creation for the fresco of the Last Supper but he years before and after. I always look forward to a Ross
King novel and was definitely not disappointed with this one.
Literally, all aspects appear to be covered: Leonardo's own biography, the political, economic and military context that led to the painting's production, the contents of the work based on Biblical sources, the actual making of the painting, how it has (partially) withstood the trials of time, etc.
The writing style is lively and, despite the amount of information conveyed, the book is of reasonable length and constantly interesting.
The only shortcoming is the lay-out which is hopelessly traditional with rough grained black and white photographs inserted in the main text and all colour photos grouped together in a few pages in the middle of the book. It turns out that no colour photo of the fresco is actually provided!
Nevertheless, this book is strongly recommended to all interested in Italy, art or the Renaissance.
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Ross King once again details the world of Renaissance Italy with this complete story of never before heard behind the scenes look at the making of Leonardo's masterpiece. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Merisi
A really good read. I find it difficult to put down once I start reading.Published 15 months ago by Martin