Brill’s new tome of Leonardo Studies

The town of Amboise, with the French and Italian presidents, kicked off the celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death ,.
In fact, the Florentine master who personified the Italian Renaissance was the guest of France’s King Francis I for the final three years of his life before his death in Amboise in 1519.
In this year of Leonardo’s celebrations, the Dutch international academic publisher, Brill, established in 1683 in Leiden, Netherlands, is going to publish on 27 June 2019 the second volume of Leonardo Studies. The volume hosts a dual theme of nature and architecture, offering a wide-ranging overview of current Leonardo scholarship on these two abundant subjects. The most innovative aspect of Leonardo’s contribution to technology was his analysis of the understanding the physical properties of nature which must precede individual projects of painting or designing buildings. The volume begins with the Trattato, and follows with physics, geology, painting that imitates architectural structure and vice-versa. The volume continues with architectural projects, questions of attribution, urban planning, and the dissemination of Leonardo’s writings in the Trattato and its historiography. The volume contains a remarkable group of articles and represents not only new research, but also a starting point for future studies on these topics.
The coordinators of the volume are Constance Moffatt, Ph.D. (1992), UCLA. Professor Emeritus of Art History, Los Angeles Pierce College. And Sara Taglialagamba, Ph.D. (2010), Siena University, is Co-Director of the Rossana & Carlo Pedretti Foundation and a Post PhD at EPHE at Sorbonne (Paris). Contributors are: Janis Bell, Andrea Bernardoni, Marco Carpiceci, Paolo Cavagnero, Fabio Colonnese, Kay Etheridge, Diane Ghirardo, Claudio Giorgione, Domenico Laurenza, Catherine Lucheck, Silvio Mara, Jill Pederson, Richard Schofield, Sara Taglialagamba, Cristiano Tessari, Marco Versiero, and Raffaella Zama See Less
The book contains the following chapters:

Part 1
Natural Properties and Nature
 1 The Treatise on Painting as a Guide to Nature: Light and Color
 Janis Bell
 2 Experimenting and Measuring Natural Powers: a Preliminary Study on Leonardo’s Ways to Quantify the Intensity of Percussion
  Andrea Bernardoni
 3 The Weight of Water
  Paolo Cavagnero
 4 Leonardo and the Whale
  Kay Etheridge
 5 Geology and Anatomy in the Sixteenth–Nineteenth Centuries: Some Suggestions towards a Comparative Analysis
  Domenico Laurenza
 6 Leonardo’s Brambles and Their Afterlife in Rubens’s Studies of Nature
  Catherine H. Lusheck
 7 “Under the Shade of the Mulberry Tree”: Reconstructing Nature in Leonardo’s Sala delle Asse
  Jill Pederson

Part 2
 8 Leonardo, St. Jerome, and the Illyrians’ Church in Rome
  Marco Carpiceci and Fabio Colonnese
 9 Idea and Authorship in Renaissance Architecture
  Diane Yvonne Francis Ghirardo
 10 A Humanistic Debate in Renaissance Milan surrounding the Tiburio of the Duomo, from Filarete to Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci
  Claudio Giorgione
 11 Leonardo and Architecture in the Critical Views of Giuseppe Bossi (1808-1810)
  Silvio Mara
 12 Aspects of Church Design from Brunelleschi and Alberti to Leonardo and Bramante
  Richard Schofield and Cristiano Tessari
 13 Leonardo’s edifici d’acqua
  Sara Taglialagamba
 14 Leonardo’s Town Planning Studies: the Encounter of Nature, Economy and Politics
  Marco Versiero
 15 Ludovico il Moro and the Dynastic Homeland as the “Ideal City”: Cotignola in the Opinion of Leonardo and Luca Pacioli
  Raffaella Zama

Bibliography 385

Carlo Marino


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