This is a compilation of the notes, writings and speeches of Leonardo da Vinci enhanced by segments from the writings of biographers and the author to show the many facets of one of the greatest men in history.
Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces: Sister Wendy Beckett's Selection of the Greatest Paintings in Western Art (Softcover)
"A thousand sounded so many until we got down to it and then began the anguish of choice. This is a book where the pictures alone matter; the purpose of the text is to keep you in the presence of the painting. Look long enough, and each one will work its magic in you." — Sister Wendy
"In this beautifully illustrated volume, Irene Korn examines the multiple layers of tradition and culture that imbue Jewish art with its richness and splendor, presenting not only a fine selection of artwork, but also a visual celebration of the history and traditions of Judaism." — from the dust jacket
"The MAGIC EYE is a remarkable visual experience that brings the art world into the computer age. Each computer-generated MAGIC EYE image contains a hidden third dimension that becomes visible to the naked eye using simple viewing techniques explained at the front of the book."—From the Front Flap
"Simply stated, this text seeks to put within easy reach of teachers and elementary art students a comprehensive study of masterpieces in art." — Preface
"Here is a beautiful, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to understanding the Renaissance." — Dorling Kindersley, Publisher
"This book follows Giotto's entire career, beginning with his training in Florence in the workshop of Cimabue, and introduces and illustrates the artists, works, and creative techniques of 14th century Italy." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher
"The Renaissance was a watershed for European artistic and scientific accomplishments, and Da Vinci led the way. He exemplified a new perspective, seeking to explore and control the forces of nature, and extending the frontiers of human knowledge. This book investigates his training in the Florentine workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio; his great paintings; his work as a sculptor, engineer, architect, and scientist." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher
"The books in this series are designed to be useful tools for parents and teachers, both at home and in school. They are called resources to signal that they do not replace the regular local school curriculum but rather serve as aids to help children gain some of the important knowledge they will need to make progress in school and be effective in society." — From "The Nature of This Series" (page 6)
Step back in time with this lovely reproduction of turn-of-the-century Christmas lithographs, along with rhymes to celebrate the season, such as "Mother Hubbard's Christmas Cupboard."
"We have written this book especially for the person with a general interest in understanding art and art history, and for the one-semester introductory course in art history or art appreciation." — The Authors in the Preface and Acknowledgments
"Polyhedra have cropped up in many different guises throughout recorded history. In modern times, polyhedra and their symmetries have been cast in a new light by combinatorics and group theory." — From the back cover