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An abridged and illustrated edition of Leonardo’s “Treatise on Painting”

This 158-page book, with its 160 magnificent colour plates, was published by the Art and Science Museum also as a guidebook to its exhibition dedicated to the Treatise on Painting. The integral version of the Treatise, the importance of which should make it a bestseller, is little understood and consulted because of its scant readability and extremely repetitive nature.

This abridged edition presents a selection of the most significant articles and important concepts for the evaluation of works of art, set out in a few clear lines in the Master’s own words and illustrated with his drawings, his paintings and other suitable art objects serving to explain his precepts.

This book is on sale at the Museum at the price of € 20,00 and is available in English and Italian. The German and French editions are almost ready.

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