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Becoming Mona Lisa : the making of a global icon / Donald Sassoon.

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Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 759.5 S252 (Text) 79361000043944 Adult Nonfiction - Art & Music Available -

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  • ISBN: 0156027119 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780156027113 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xi, 337 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
  • Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, c2002.

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General Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-323) and index.
Summary, etc.: From the publisher description: Donald Sassoon provides a fascinating account of how Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece became what it is today. He examines how the Renaissance genius created the picture, who the subject was, why it gained its unrivalled position in the art world, and how it has come to be used and abused by other artists and the international advertising industry. Tracing the reception of da Vinci's paintings as well as the development of the museums, essential to bringing art to a broad public audience, Sassoon's account is as much the story of serious art's popularization as it is of one painting's ascendance to the status of global icon.
Subject: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Mona Lisa.
Art appreciation > Social aspects.

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