A.E. Popham’s The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, which completed the major project begun by Kenneth Clark, has become the classic point of reference for the appreciation of Leonardo as a draughtsman. Concentrating on studies of a predominantly artistic nature, it provides an unrivalled overview of Leonardo”s drawings from nature and of the human figure. It also gives us a remarkable insight into his imaginative processes as revealed in his preparatory sketches for works of art and images of poetic fantasy.
This edition includes a new, illustrated introduction by Professor Martin Kemp. He draws attention to recent discoveries that have enlarged our understanding of Leonardo, and he places Popham’s important commentary within a distinguished tradition of writings on the great Renaissance master.
A larger number of Leonardo’s drawings survive than any other Italion artist of the 15th century. This volume contains the most comprehensive collection of those drawings ever to be published.
Authored by A.E. Popham with an introduction by Martin Kemp. Edited by Martin Kemp. This edition published by Pimlico an imprint of Random House of London in 1997. This first edition 3rd impression by Pimlico was first published by Jonathan Cape in 1946. Soft cover bound this copy is in Very Good condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 215x138x34mm. ISBN 9780712661003. 2 shallow creases down spine. 320pp ; b&w drawings through out text. Heavy book, please expect some extra postage.