- 出版社：Thames & Hudson
- 出版日期：2014 年3月
in addition to his anatomical drawings, leonardo meticulously recorded his many findings on the pages of his notebooks with the hope of one day publishing a treatise on anatomy. among the more than one thousand pages of these notebooks were a number of important discoveries that, had they been published, would have transformed western understanding of biological sciences. but despite admiration by the likes of benvenuto cellini, giorgio vasari, and albrecht dürer—who made a number of drawings from leonardo’s anatomical studies—the work was never completed and the drawings remained largely unpublished and little known until around 1900.
since the seventeenth century, the royal library at windsor castle has housed the world’s most significant collection of leonardo’s surviving anatomical studies. generously illustrated throughout, this volume presents ninety of the finest of these astonishing documents—the largest publication of leonardo’s anatomical drawings to date—accompanied by an informative discussion of their anatomical content and their significance in leonardo’s pioneering work.
——Claire Zulkey Chicago Tribune, on the app
"One of the greatest stories in the history of science."
——Carl Zimmer, on the app
"Leonardo da Vinci was renowned as an artist at the time of his death, but 400 years passed before his brilliance as a scientist was widely understood. In his final years, he dissected about 30 human cadavers, producing some of the finest anatomical studies ever made, according to Martin Clayton and Ron Philo. From time to time, exhibits of da Vinci's drawings have been mounted, but this book, containing 90 anatomical studies, is the largest published collection to date."
——Jan Gardner Boston Globe, "The Find" 2012-08-05