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Leonardo's Horse

Author: Fritz, Jean
Talbott, Hudson

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


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Leonardo's Horse : The first part of this unusual book presents the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, highlighting his work on a monumental statue of a horse, which, despite many sketches and the making, in 1493, of a 24-foot-high clay model, was never cast in bronze as planned. The story begins again in 1977, when American art lover Charles Dent read about Leonardo's horse. He dreamed of completing the statue and presenting it to the people of Italy from the people of America. Although Dent died in 1994, the work went on until sculptor Nina Akamu completed the statue, which was unveiled in Milan in 1999, 500 years after the destruction of the original clay sculpture. Combining biography, history, and art, Fritz's absorbing text is both a lively introduction to Leonardo and a tribute to Dent.

Category   Subject
Children Nonfiction   Art

ISBN 13:9780399235764
ISBN 10:0399235760
Size:11.67" l x 8.42" w x 0.41" h
Ages: 4 - 8
Grade Lvl: Primary