The Codex Huygens and Leonardo da Vinci's Art Theory

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1971. Hardcover. Navy cloth boards with gilt spine lettering; 138 pp; [90] pages 117 illustrations. VG-(Ex-library with stamps and labels on spine, inside front and rear covers, ffep.). Item #185476
ISBN: 9780837143064

Reprint of the 1940 ed. Considered to be the work of Leonardo when it was acquired by Constantine Huygens in 1690, this illustrated manuscript does not in fact contain a single original drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Its authorship still in question, this mid sixteenth-century work has been attributed to, among others, Aurelio Luini, Girolamo Figino, and Carlo Urbino. Contents include: The history of the manuscript -- The content of the manuscript -- The first book or "regola": form and structure of the human body -- The second book or "regola": theory of human movements -- The third book or "regola": transformation, i.e., parallel projection -- The fourth book or "regola: theory of proportions -- Norms of human proportions -- Variations of human proportions -- Geometrical construction of female figures -- Copies and tracings after Leonardo da Vinci -- Studies in human proportions -- Studies in the proportions of the horse -- The fifth book or "regola": perspective -- General introduction, theory of light and shade, and "lineamenti" -- Rules of perspective applied to human figures in normal view -- Rules of perspective applied to human figures in worm's eye view -- Rules of perspective applied to human figures in bird's eye view -- The author and his sources.

OCLC: 158813

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