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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man

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Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first art
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Hardcover, 141 pages
Published June 25th 1992 by Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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TheDenizen
Oct 03, 2011 TheDenizen rated it really liked it
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Reproductions of many pages of notes and sketches about human anatomy by Da Vinci. Filled with really beautiful drawings, and some of them are actually considered accurate enough to be used in modern medical texts. Incredible.
Alexia
May 20, 2008 Alexia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful! The first accurate anatomical illustrations of the human body.
(Accurate might be a bit of an exaggeration; he believed the uterus traveled throughout the body and caused systemic illness.)
Tamra
Probably the single most amazing exhibit that I've ever seen. While there is no way that a book can do justice to da Vinci's work, this catalog does a terrific job of giving both artistic and anatomic information for each drawing.
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