The lost battles : Leonardo, Michelangelo and the artistic duel that defined the Renaissance / Jonathan Jones.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
ISBN: 9781416526056 (pbk.) : 1416526056 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2010.
In a competition devised by Machiavelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo were pitted against one another to paint vast battle scenes on the walls of the Great Council Hall in Florence. The two artists hated each other vehemently. This text reveals the mysteries of the story, bringing Renaissance Florence vividly to life.
viii, 360 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
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