Buy Used
£6.43
+ £2.40 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by bestsellersuk
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Slight scuffing to cover and black pen mark to bottom of page ends. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices and friendly customer service. All orders are dispatched next working day. Visit our store on Amazon for a full selection of titles.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story: The History of a Painting Told in Pictures Hardcover – 28 Sep 2006


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 28 Sep 2006
£20.81 £6.43
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (28 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715636146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715636145
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 21.6 x 3.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,891,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci first painted "La Gioconda", or the "Mona Lisa", her mysterious smile retains its celebrity status. Da Vinci today is in the public eye like no other artist, yet few of us know the compelling story of this priceless world treasure: how she was created; her impact on other artists; the story of her theft; and how, through a mix of luck, history, and her own innate beauty, she came to be regarded as the world's greatest painting. In this engaging story, told largely in pictures and presented in a unique format, acclaimed historian and "Mona Lisa" scholar Donald Sassoon offers us an intimate look at the painting's history and the genius who gave the Mona Lisa lasting life. From photographs of Florence to paintings by Leonardo's Florentine contemporaries, parodies of the Mona Lisa by Duchamp and Warhol, commercial appropriations and cartoons, "Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story" unlocks the history behind the painting and illustrates just how much she continues to influence our culture.

About the Author

Donald Sassoon is perhaps the world's leading expert on the Mona Lisa. He is the author of Becoming Mona Lisa: The Making of a Global Icon. Currently a professor of comparative European history at the University of London, Sassoon was educated in Paris, Milan, London, and the United States.


No customer reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful book!
20 October 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
John Maderious
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting info on art history, techniques and social structure of the day
24 December 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
customer
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
11 October 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
E. Holland
5.0 out of 5 starsone of my favorite books on any subject....
8 June 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
dream factory
5.0 out of 5 starsSfumato Lisa !!
10 November 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.