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Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Philosophy
The Microcosm-Macrocosm Motif:
A Select Bibliography


Allers, R. 1944. "Microcosms: From Anaximandros to Paracelsus." Traditio 2:319-407.

Baker, Herschel. 1947. The Image of Man: A Study of the Idea of Human Dignity in Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. New York: Harper.

Barkan, L. 1975. Nature’s Work of Art: The Human Body as Image of the World. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Bramly, Serge. 1991. Leonardo: The Artist and the Man. Trans. Sian Reynolds. London: Penguin.

Cassirer, Ernst. 1963. The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy. Trans. Mario Domandi. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Cassirer, Ernst, et. al., eds. 1948. The Renaissance Philosophy of Man. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Clark, Kenneth. 1988. Leonardo Da Vinci. Revised and Introduced by Martin Kemp. London: Penguin.

Copenhaver, Brian P., and Schmitt, C. B. 1992. Renaissance Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dulles, Avery. 1941. Princeps Concordiae, Pico della Mirandola in the Scholastic Tradition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Farmer, S. A. 1998. Syncretism in the West: Pico’s 900 Theses (1486). Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies.

Holmes, G. 1986. The Florentine Enlightenment, 1400-1450. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Keele, K. D. 1983.Leonardo da Vinci’s Elements of the Science of Man. New York: Academic Press.

Kemp, M. 1972. Dissection and Divinity in Leonardo’s Late Anatomies. Journal of The Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 35: 200-25.

 ___________. 1976. “Ogni Dipintore Dipinge Se”: A Neoplatonic Echo in Leonardo’s Theory of Art? In: Cultural Aspects in the Italian Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller. Ed. C. H. Clough. Manchester: Manchester University Press: 311-23

___________. 1981. Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man. London: Dent.

Kibre, Pearl. 1936. The Library of Pico della Mirandola. New York: Columbia University Press.

Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni. 1998. On the Dignity of Man, On Being and the One, Heptaplus. Trans. Charles Glenn Wallis, Paul J. W. Miller, Douglas Carmichael. Introduction by Paul J. W. Miller. Indianapolis: Hackett.

 ____________. 1943. On Being and Unity. Trans. Victor M. Hamm. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press.

 ____________. 1956. Oration on the Dignity of Man. Trans. Robert M. Caponigri. Chicago: Regnery

 ____________. nd. A Platonic Discourse Upon Love. Edmonds, WA: Alexandrian Press.

 ____________. 1977. Heptaplus. Trans. Jessie B. McGaw. New York: Philosophy Library.

____________. 1986. Commentary on a Poem of Platonic Love. Trans. Douglas Carmichael. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America.

Reti, L. ed. 1990. The Unknown Leonardo. New York: Abradale.

Reudenbach, B. 1980. “In mensuram humani corporis.” Zur Herkunft der Auslegung und Illustration von Vitruv III I im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert. In: Text und Bild. Herausgeg. Von C. Meier und U. Ruberg. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 651-88.

Richter, J. P. ed. 1970. The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. 2 vols. New York: Dover.

Rigg, J. M. ed. 1890. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, His Life by His Nephew Giovanni Francesco Pico. Trans. Sir Thomas More. London: D. Nutt.

Schmitt, C. B. and Skinner, Q., Eds. 1988. The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schmitt, C. B. 1983. Aristotle and the Renaissance. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

20. Trinkaus, C. 1970. In Our Image and Likeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought. In 2 Volumes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Watts, P. M. 1982. Nicolaus Cusanus: A Fifteenth-Century Vision of Man. Leiden: Brill.

Winzanski, Chaim. 1989. Pico della Mirandola’s Encounter with Jewish Mysticism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Zwijnenberg, Robert. 1999. The Writings and Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci. Trans. Caroline A. van Eck. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.