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Vol 01 Fall 14 Library
Art History

Leonardo da Vinci & Optics

In the new volume Leonardo da Vinci and Optics, U.Va. Associate Professor of Art History Francesca Fiorani assembles 14 highly-respected experts from the worlds of art, literature, history, science and philosophy to explore the myriad ways in which one of the world’s most legendary artists and thinkers integrated his knowledge of optics into the physical form. Offering a variety of perspectives and a wide range of methodological approaches, this collection of esteemed scholars comes together around the goal of exploring how Leonardo translated his optical theory into his drawing and painting, and conversely, how his artistic endeavors impacted his scientific explorations.

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