Corpus of the Anatomical Studies. Windsor Castle, Royal Library

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Corpus of the Anatomical Studies. Windsor Castle, Royal Library

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Author: Edited by: ,



In esaurimento

3 volumes
The work is comprised of a leather-covered box (size 330 x 480 mm) with gold tooling, containing the facsimiles, and two volumes of text (size 330 x 480 mm) leather-bound with gold tooling on the spine; volume I, 474 pages; volume II, 558 pages.

Original English edition published by Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York, in 998 copies hand-numbered, for the whole world.


Publisher's description:
This unprecedented editorial project began in 1964.
That year, after a careful and rigorous evaluation by the academic community, a decree by the President of the Italian Republic awarded the management and facsimile reproduction of all the works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Florentine publisher, Giunti.
For the first and only time, the owners of the works by Leonardo throughout the world gave their consent to directly access the originals for this official reproduction.
State-of-the-art techniques combined with extraordinary workmanship made it possible to reproduce faithfully and reunite the originals in the only facsimile edition in the world.
The amazing, monumental collection entitled National Edition of the Manuscripts and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci presented here in came about in this manner.
Only 998 copies of each facsimile work, hand numbered from 1/998 to 998/998, are available worldwide. Each facsimile is accompanied by a Certificate of Guarantee attesting to its originality and unique character, along with a signed Notarised Certificate.
Over the years facsimiles have been acquired by public and private, national and international collections and, like the originals, they have been jealously guarded, to such an extent that today only a few exemplars are still available.
This impressive collection, first admired in the sixteenth century by Giorgio Vasari, is made up of two hundred folios, recto and verso, for a total of 400 facsimiles of the important studies that Leonardo intensely and systematically undertook of the human body. Thanks to the extraordinarily accurate drawings, chronologically arranged by Carlo Pedretti working directly with the originals during their restoration, we follow Leonardo's passionate research as it unfolds in a continuum going from morphology to physiology, from science to art.
The "narrative landscapes", studies on water, symbolic landscapes, the "Floods" as well as various figure sketches, caricatures and preparatory drawings for the Virgin of the Rocks and The Last Supper, complete the collection.
The diplomatic transcription and the medical-anatomical comments of Kenneth D. Keele, illustrious historian of medicine, and a critical transcription by Pietro C. Marani accompany Leonardo's notes.

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