'Study me reader, should you locate enjoy me...Come, O males, to work out the miracles that such reviews will expose in nature.'

so much of what we all know approximately Leonardo da Vinci, we all know due to his notebooks. a few 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings continue to exist, which signify might be one-fifth of what he really produced. In them he recorded every thing that him on the planet round him, and his research of the way issues paintings. With an artist's eye and a scientist's interest he studied the circulation of water and the formation of rocks, the character of flight and optics, anatomy, structure, sculpture, and portray. He jotted down fables and letters and constructed his trust within the elegant harmony of nature and guy. via his notebooks we will get an perception into Leonardo's techniques, and his method of paintings and lifestyles.

this option bargains a cross-section of his writings, equipped round coherent subject matters. totally up to date, this new version comprises a few 70 line drawings and a Preface via Martin Kemp, one of many world's top specialists on Leonardo.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest diversity of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different important gains, together with professional introductions via prime experts, beneficial notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

Show description

Read Online or Download Oxford World's Classics: NoteBooks (World Classics) PDF

Best Art History books

Portraiture (Oxford History of Art)

This attention-grabbing new addition to the acclaimed Oxford background of artwork sequence explores the area of portraiture from a few vantage issues, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture replaced over the centuries? How have pictures represented their matters, and the way have they been interpreted?

Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute

First released in 1959, Surrealism continues to be the main readable advent to the French surrealist poets Apollinaire, Breton, Aragon, Eluard, and Reverdy. offering a much-needed review of the circulation, Balakian locations the surrealists within the context of early twentieth-century Paris and describes their reactions to symbolist poetry, global struggle I, and advancements in technological know-how and undefined, psychology, philosophy, and portray.

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Why may a sensible ny funding banker pay $12 million for the decaying, crammed carcass of a shark? by way of what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip portray "No. five, 1948 "sell for $140 million? fascinating and enjoyable, "The $12 Million filled Shark" is a "Freakonomics" method of the economics and psychology of the modern artwork global.

From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

During this interesting booklet, Fra Carnevale—heretofore a mysterious, quasi-legendary figure—emerges as a well-defined and pivotal artist in Renaissance Florence. In featuring their case, the authors take the reader from the workshop of Filippo Lippi in Florence to Urbino, capital of Federico da Montefeltro’s duchy within the quarter of the Marches.

Additional resources for Oxford World's Classics: NoteBooks (World Classics)

Show sample text content

And if those powers are equivalent in order that one can't overcome the opposite, the chicken will be unable both to elevate or reduce itself, and as a result will stay regular in its place within the air. forty two Why the flight of birds after they migrate is made opposed to the process of the wind The flight of birds once they migrate is made opposed to the stream of the wind no longer so that their stream will be made extra rapidly yet since it is much less fatiguing. And this can be performed with a moderate beating in their wings wherein they input the wind with a slanting circulation from less than after which position themselves slantwise upon the process the wind. The wind enters below the slant of the poultry like a wedge and increases it upwards in the course of the time that the bought impetus consumes itself, and then the chook descends back less than the wind. . . . Then it repeats the above-mentioned reflex circulate upon the wind till it has regained the elevation that it misplaced, and so it keeps in succession. Why birds seldom fly towards the present of the wind It very seldom occurs that the flight of the birds is made towards the present of the wind, and this is often for the reason that this present envelops them and separates the feathers from the again and in addition chills the bared flesh. however the maximum obstacle is that when the slantwise descent its circulate can't input the wind and by way of its aid be thrown upwards to its former elevation until it turns backwards which might hold up its trip. The chook spreads out the feathers of its wings an increasing number of as its flight turns into slower and this can be in response to the law—which says: That physique turns into lighter which got higher breadth. forty three The chicken weighs much less while it spreads itself out extra, and conversely it weighs extra whilst it attracts itself jointly extra tightly; and the butterflies make experiments of this of their descent. forty four while the fowl wants to upward thrust by way of beating its wings it increases its shoulders and beats the guidelines of the wings in the direction of itself, and is derived to condense the air that is interposed among the issues of the wings and the breast of the chook, and the strain from this air increases the fowl. whilst the chicken wants to flip to the ideal or left part by means of beating its wings, it's going to beat decrease with the wing at the part on which it needs to show, and hence the chook will twist its flow in the back of the impetus of the wing which strikes so much and it'll make the reflex move less than the wing from the other facet. forty whilst a chicken flies opposed to the wind its growth could be made in a slanting line in the direction of the earth, coming into beneath the wind . . . but if this chicken needs to upward push to a peak it is going to input above the wind, and it'll hold sufficient of the impetus it has received within the descent we've spoken of, in order that through the rate therefore won it's going to reduce its tail and the elbows of its wings and it'll bring up its helm. it's going to then be above the wind . . . . forty five The butterfly and prefer bugs all fly with 4 wings, these in the back of being smaller than these in entrance.

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 20 votes