Readership: All those interested in the art and life of Leonardo da Vinci and Italian Renaissance art in general
Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford
Martin Kemp FBA is Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College. Oxford University. Previously based at the universities of St Andrews and Glasgow, he is a former British Academy Wolfson Research Professor (1993-98) and has held visiting posts in Princeton, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles, Montreal and Harvard (I Tatti).
He has published extensively on Leonardo da Vinci, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci. The marvellous works of nature and man (1989 and 2006). His book on the newly discovered Leonardo portrait, La Bella Principessa, written with Pascal Cotte. His most recent book, Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon, is being published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
"Kemp does an excellent job." - Independent on Sunday
Introduction: Leonardo and the 'Abbreviators'
1: A Strange Career
3: Body and Machine
4: The Living Earth
5: Telling Tales
6: Lisa's Room. Leonardo's Afterlife
Leonardo's Life in Outline