Edizioni Polistampa | Firenze | Scheda Libro

Le ‘vasche di Leonardo’ tra realtà e ipotesi / Theories and truth behind the ‘cisterns of Leonardo’

Polistampa, 2016

Curated by:

Esther Diana

Pages: 48

Features: col ills, paperback

Size: 21x28

ISBN: 978-88-596-1658-0


Quaderni della Biblioteca di Medicina & Storia, 1


DSU1 / Storia

S1 / Medicina

€ 11,40

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Italian and English text

This book covers a subject researched at the Centre of Documentation for the History of Florentine Welfare and Health: three stone cisterns situated in the basements of the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence. There are provided elements for investigation and information on a question that has long required an answer: were these tanks used for the dissection of corpses and – consequently – do these rooms and the cisterns have anything to do with the figure of Leonardo da Vinci? The results of this research are presented in a bilingual text with plenty of images of the cisterns under investigation and the rooms in which they are sited, together with a privately owned cistern of similar type, whose use is known. The investigation also contains the mineralogical and petrographic research on residual materials.