Leonardo Da Vinci

A Brief Bibliography

Titles are listed by date of publication. These are a fraction of the existing work, but I hope that they may be useful themselves and lead to other studies. (Leonardo seems to have been the subject of a large number of what could charitably be called publications of mass appeal.)
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Francis Ames-Lewis. Isabella and Leonardo: The Artistic Relationship between Isabella d'Este and Leonardo da Vinci. Yale University Press, 2012.

Linda Wolk-Simon. "The 'Cartones of Leonardo da Vinci'." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 153, no. 1296 (March 2011): [not given]

Luke Syson. Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. National Gallery London, 2011.

Martin Clayton and Ron Philo. Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man. Getty Pubs., 2010.

Sigmund Freud. "Beyond the Pleasure Principle: Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood." In Christopher Want (ed.), Philosophers on Art From Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader. NY, 2010.

Carlo Pedretti, with the assistance of Margherita Melani. Leonardo da Vinci & France. Poggio a Caiano, 2010. Contains many articles by different art historians concerning Leonardo in France.

Gary Radke, et al. Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture. Yale University Press, 2009.

H. Anna Suh, ed. Leonardo's Notebooks. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009.

Irma A. Richter (Compiler), Martin Kemp (Preface), Thereza Wells (Introduction). Leonardo da Vinci: Notebooks. Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.

Martin Kemp. Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Jack Wasserman. "Rethinking Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper." Artibus et Historiae. No. 55 (2007): 23-35.

Monica Azzolini. "Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Studies in Milan: A Re-examination of Sites and Sources." In: Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, Alain Touwaide (eds), Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550. (Ashgate, 2006): 147-176.

Mary D. Garrard. "Who Was Ginevra de' Benci? Leonardo's Portrait and Its Sitter Recontextualized." Artibus et Historiae. No. 53 (2006): 23-56.

Martin Kemp. Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, and Design. Princeton Univ. Press, 2006.

Victoria Lorini, ed. Das Leben des Leonardo da Vinci [by] Giorgio Vasari. Berlin: Wagenbach, 2006.

David Franklin. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and the Renaissance in Florence. Yale UniversiPress, 2005.ty

Charles Nicholl. Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind. Penguin Books, 2005.

Jack M. Greenstein. "Leonardo, Mona Lisa and La Gioconda. Reviewing the Evidence." Artibus et Historiae. No. 50 (2004): 17-38.

Piers Dominic Britton. "Lionizing Leonardo: a Physiognomic Conceit in Vasari's Vite." Source, vol. 22 (2003) No. 4: 10-15.

Jack Wasserman. "Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. The Case of the Overturned Saltcellar." Artibus et Historiae. No. 48 (2003): 65-72.

Rona Goffen. Renaissance Rivals: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian.. New Haven, 2002.
Book Review: Marcia Hall. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LVII, no. 1 (Spring, 2004): 200-201.

Carmen Bambach, ed. Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman. Florence, 2003.
Book Review: Colin Eisler. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LVII, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 204-205.

Charles Donald O'Malley, et al, translators. Leonardo da Vinci on the Human Body: The Anatomical, Physiological, and Embryological Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Gramercy Pubs., 2003.

Pietro C. Marani. Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings. Abrams, 2003.

Frank Fehrenbach, ed. Leonardo da Vinci: Natur im Uebergang. Munich, 2002.
Book Review: Francesca Fiorani. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LVII, no. 3 (Fall, 2004): 991-993.

Douglas D. Kane. "Science in the Art of the Italian Renaissance II: Leonardo Da Vinci's Representation of Animals in His Works." Ohio Journal of Science. 102 (5)(2002): 113-H5. From Medievalists.net.

David Alan Brown, ed. Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women. Princeton U. Press, 2001.
Book Review: Carolyn Springer. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LVI, no. 2 (Summer, 2003): 475-477.

Martin Kemp. Leonardo on Painting: An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo da Vinci with a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career. Yale Univ. Press, 2001.

Michael Hirst. "Michelangelo in Florence: 'David' in 1503 and 'Hercules' in 1506." The Burlington Magazine Vol. 142, No. 1169 (August, 2000): 487-492.

Frank Zoellner. Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519. Taschen, 2000.

Paul Barolsky. "Vasari and the Historical Imagination." Word & image, vol. 15, 1999: 286-291.

Rona Goffen. "Mary's Motherhood According to Leonardo and Michelangelo." Artibus et Historiae. No. 48 (1999): 35—69.

Roger D. Masters. Fortune Is a River : Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History. Plume Pubs., 1999.

David Alan Brown. Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius. Yale Univ. Press, 1998.
Book Review: Joanna Woods-Marsden. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. LI, no. 4 (Winter, 1999): 1152-1153.

Roland Kanz. Das Leben von Lionardo da Vinci, Raffael von Urbino und Michelangelo Buonarroti [by] Giorgio Vasari. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1996.

Joseph Manca. "The Gothic Leonardo: Towards a Reassessment of the Renaissance." Artibus et Historiae. No. 34 (1996): 121-158.

Claire J. Farago. "Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari: A Study of the Exchange Between Theory and Practice." The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXVI, no. 2 (June, 1994): 301-330.

Richard A. Turner. Inventing Leonardo. Univ. of California Press, 1994.

James Beck. "The Dream of Leonardo da Vinci." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 14, No. 27 (1993): 185-198.

Frank Zollner. "Leonardo's portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo." in Gazette-des-Beaux-Arts. Vol. 121 (March, 1993) no. 1490, 115-138.

David Bull. "Two Portraits by Leonardo: Ginevra de' Benci and the Lady with an Ermine." Artibus et Historiae, No. 25 (1992): 67—83.

Alessandro Conti. "Osservazioni e appunti sulla "Vita" di Leonardo di Giorgio Vasari." Kunst des Cinquecento in der Toskana. (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz). Monika Caemmerer, ed. 1992: 26-36.

Janice Shell, Grazioso Sironi. "Cecilia Gallerani: Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine." Artibus et Historiae, No. 25 (1992): 47—66.

LEONARDO & VENICE. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1992. Exhibition catalogue. Milan, 1992.
Review of the Exhibition: Leonardo & Venice. By Roderick Conway Morris. Dated 25 April 1992. A review full of snark.
Review of the Exhibition: From the Los Angeles Times By William D. Montalbano. Rather more balanced.

Michael W. Kwakkelstein (1991). "Leonardo da Vinci's Grotesque Heads and the Breaking of the Physiognomic Mould." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 54 (1991): 127-136.

Patricia Lee Rubin. "What men saw: Vasari's life of Leonardo da Vinci and the image of the Renaissance artist." Art History. 13 (1990) 1: 34-46.

David Alan Brown. "Leonardo and the Ladies with the Ermine and the Book." Artibus et Historiae, No. 22 (1990): 47-61.

Kenneth Clark with Martin Kemp. Leonardo da Vinci: Revised Edition. Revised ed. Penguin, 1989.

Bert S. Hall. "'Leonardo da Vinci: Engineer and Architect,' an Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts." Technology and Culture. Vol. 29, No. 3 (July, 1988): 606-612.

Webster Smith. "Observations on the Mona Lisa landscape." Art Bulletin. Vol. LXVII, no. 2 (June, 1985): 183-198.

Barbara Hochstetler Meyer. "Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari: Proposals for Some Sources and a Reflection." The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXVI, no. 3 (September, 1984): 367-381.

David Alan Brown. "Raphael's Small Cowper Madonna and Madonna of the Meadow: Their Technique and Leonardo Sources" Artibus et Historiae, No. 8 (1983): 9-26.

Virginia Budny. "The Source of Leonardo's Sketches for The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John. The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXV, no. 1 (March, 1983): 34-50.

Cecil Gould. "The Newly Discovered Documents Concerning Leonardo's 'Virgin of the Rocks' and their Bearing on the Problem of the Two Versions." Artibus et Historiae, No. 3 (1981): 73-76.

Kenneth Clark. "Mona Lisa." The Burlington Magazine, vol. 115, (1973), 144-150.

Kenneth Clark. "Leonardo and the antique." Leonardo's legacy . Ed. by Charles Donald O'Malley, 1969: 1-34.

Kenneth Clark. The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. 2. ed. rev. with the assistance of Carlo Pedretti. London: Phaidon, 1968/1969.

Emanuel Winternitz. "Strange Musical Instruments in the Madrid Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci." Metropolitan Museum Journal. Vol. 2 (1969)

Carlo Pedretti. "The Signatures and Original Foliation of Leonardo da Vinci's Libro F." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 31 (1968): 197-217.

Ludwig H. Heydenreich. "Leonardo da Vinci, Architect of Francis I." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 94, No. 595 (October, 1952): 277-283+285. [The entire issue is devoted to Leonardo studies, as 1952 was the 500th anniversary of his birth.]

M. H. Pirenne. "The Scientific Basis of Leonardo da Vinci's Theory of Perspective." British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 3 (10) (1952): 169-185.

Oliver Evans. "Selections from the Bestiary of Leonardo Da Vinci." The Journal of American Folklore. Vol. 64, No. 254 (October-December, 1951): 393-396.

A. Venturi. Storia dell'Arte Italiana. 1938, vol XI: pt. I (Architettura del Cinquecento), 1-49.

Ivor B. Hart. "The Physical Science of Leonardo da Vinci: A Survey." The Monist. 1925: 35 (3).

Note that these usually contain ads. Many of these sites are for museum exhibitions on Leonardo. Someone should write an article on the expansive terminology in museum publicity as exemplified by the shows dedicated to Leonardo.

Flights of Mind, Brought to Life. NYTimes essay on the 2009 exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop”, by Edward Rothstein.

Leonardo da Vinci Master Draftsman. Web site for an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention. Web site for the exhibition at thr Getty center in Santa Monica (aka Malibu).

Short video on the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of Genius". "I'm convinced may be by..."

Leonardo da Vinci show visitor numbers to be capped. From the BBC, 9 May 2011. (Why is this news?)

Here an annotated listed of online videos. These are from Youtube, and so may disappear.

Leonardo da Vinci. From the History Channel. Lots of emphasis on the violence and instability of the period: so unlike ours. Repeats spurious story of Verrocchio giving up painting after seeing Leonardo's angel in the Baptism. It's "Patzi" not "Pazzy" (the narrator is evidently not Italian, although he speaks with an accent, as there are several other infelicities of pronunciation). The model for Cecelia Gallerani looks forty (more credit to Leonardo?). The information about the identity of the Mona Lisa is inaccurate--bad on the art historians. A secret self-portrait? Idiocy. Commentators include a neurologist and two military historians, giving a more balanced portrait of the artist (etc). Translations at the bottom of the screen are chopped off.

A & E Biography: Leonardo. I haven't seen this in quite a while, which may mean something. There used to be many A & Biography titles on youtube; the only ones currently available are those on serial killers and Celine Dion.

An animated vita. Very episodic.

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