Facsimile of an important illuminated manuscript, commissioned by the great 14th-century French patron, Jean de Berry. The ms. was broken up sometime in the 15th century. It was through the scholarly efforts of Paul Durrieu, one of the first eminent historians of late medieval French illuminated manuscripts, that the sequence of leaves in the original was reconstructed in the 1920s.
One of the great published pictorial resources on 19th-c. France, this weekly news magazine, illustrated at first with engravings and lithographs, and then, after the 1880s, by photomechanical means, was a sort of French counterpart to the Illustrated London News. It is of great interest to art historians who work with popular images, using them as reflections of contemporary social, political, and economic life. The Library's paper set, though considerable, lacked several volumes from 1870-1900. We were able to fill in the lacunae with commercial microfilm.
A facsimile of the 336-leaf manuscript, compiled by Leonardo's pupil Francesco Melzi, that records the master's views on art, including aesthetics, studio practice, and instructions for dealing with pictorial problems concerning the human figure, drapery, light and shade, vegetation, clouds, and the horizon.
Compiled from about 1508-1510, this manuscript represents a synthesis of Leonardo's views on the natural sciences, from astronomy to paleontology.
Facsimile of one of the most important Renaissance architectural treatises, which covers the entire scope of 15th- century architectural practice from the origins of building to the classical orders, church and palace design, the qualifications of architects, site planning and military inventions. Martini's work had a strong influence on Leonardo, who owned a copy of the Trattato and annotated it.
Presents 4,986 of Wright's drawings in full-color, high- resolution digital images, each accompanied by comprehensive catalog documentation and searchable via a number of different access points.
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