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The Resource Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp

Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp

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Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond
Title
Living with Leonardo
Title remainder
fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Martin Kemp
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In an engaging personal narrative interwoven with historical research, Martin Kemp discusses a life spent immersed in the world of Leonardo, and his encounters with great and lesser academics, collectors and curators, devious dealers and unctuous auctioneers, major scholars and authors, pseudo-historians and fantasists. He shares how he has grappled with swelling legions of 'Leonardo loonies', walked on the eggshells of vested interests in academia and museums, and fended off fusillades of non-Leonardos, sometimes more than one a week. Examining the greatest masterpieces, from the Last Supper to Salvator Mundi, through the expert's eye, we learn first-hand of the thorny questions that surround attribution, the scientific analyses that support the experts' interpretations, and the continuing importance of connoisseurship. Throughout, from the most scholarly interpretations to the popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, we are reminded of Leonardo's unique genius and wonder at how an artist from 500 years ago continues to make such compelling posthumous demands on all those who engage with him
Biography type
individual biography
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Kemp, Martin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Art, Italian
Target audience
adult
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Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251265265
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Compact paperback edition.
Extent
288 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780500292693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251265265
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Compact paperback edition.
Extent
288 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780500292693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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