The Heart of Leonardo

Foreword by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

Authors: Wells, Francis

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​This will be the first time that all Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings of the heart and circulation have been reproduced together accompanied by contemporary translations of his own writings
  • It is the only modern interpretation of Leonardo’s works by a practicing cardiac clinician and anatomist in a way that is meaningful to cardiology and medical specialists
  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s own work will be put in context with modern knowledge and imaging
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About this book

This book contains all of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings on the heart and its physiology, accompanied by re-translations of all of the associated notes. All Leonardo's drawings have been interpreted in the light of modern knowledge by a practicing cardiac clinician and anatomist. The veracity of his work is proven against contemporary dissections of cardiac structure and comparison of his illustrations with contemporary images generated by Magnetic Resonance scanners and high definition ultrasound will astound the reader. Perhaps the most interesting element is the re-dissection of the Ox heart set against Leonardo’s own drawings. His place in the greater scheme of anatomical development will be put into context with his ideas of man’s place in the microcosm/macrocosm continuum.

About the authors

Mr Francis Wells is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, the United Kingdom's largest specialist cardio-thoracic hospital and most reputable cardiac centres.

Mr Wells is a recognized world leader in the field of mitral and tricuspid valve surgery. He has the largest experience in mitral valve reconstruction in the UK and amongst the largest in the world, with over 3,000 cases completed. He achieves a near 100% repair rate for fixing leaking mitral valves with mortality at less than 1.0% for first time procedures. His aim is to achieve a normally functioning valve.

He is also an accomplished artist with a specific interest in Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings of the heart.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

Selected as “Highly Commended” at BMA Medical Book Awards for 2014.

“It will be of interest to many others and I hope it reaches the audience it deserves. This is a lovely book. Those few who are specifically interested in Leonardo’s work on the heart will find much of value and I hope it is read by artists, art historians and surgeons, who will fine … that the encounter with Leonardo’s work is intellectually stimulating.” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2014)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Making of a Master: Leonardo, His Life and Times

    Wells, Francis C.

    Pages 1-15

  • Leonardo, Anatomist or Natural Philosopher?

    Wells, Francis C.

    Pages 17-33

  • Leonardo’s Use of Drawing

    Wells, Francis C.

    Pages 35-172

  • Leonardo’s Heart

    Wells, Francis C.

    Pages 173-242

  • Leonardo: A Personal Legacy

    Wells, Francis C.

    Pages 243-248

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4531-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4530-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 22, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7006-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Heart of Leonardo
Book Subtitle
Foreword by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4531-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4531-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4530-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7006-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 144 illustrations in colour
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