Leonardo on Painting (Paperback)
An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo da Vinci; With a Selection of Documents Relating to his Career as an Artist
Yale University Press, 9780300090956, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2001
“Highly readable. . . . Also included are documentary sources and letters illuminating Leonardo’s career; the manuscript sources for all of Leonardo’s statements are fully cited in the notes. The volume is skillfully translated and is illustrated with appropriate examples of drawings and paintings by the artist.”—Choice
“Certainly easier to read and . . . more convenient than previous compilations.”
—Charles Hope, New York Review of Books
“A chaotic assemblage of Leonardo da Vinci’s writings appeared in 1651 as Treatise on Painting. . . . [Kemp] successfully applies . . . order to the chaos.”—ArtNews