Saturday, October 17, 2009

La Bella Biblioteca

We, here at Loome Theological Booksellers, are fans of real books. We've proselytized on the virtues of real, physical books and the vices of generic e-books. (Curse you, Kindle!)

Let's chalk one up for real books:

A hitherto unknown painting by Leonardo da Vinci has emerged from obscurity. La Bella Principessa was a portrait originally thought to be of 19th Century, German origin. Through digital imaging and fingerprint analysis, experts have attributed it to Leonardo da Vinci.

The portrait was Leonardo's only work painted on vellum, which was commonly used to bind books. The painting was commissioned as the cover for a book of poetry dedicated to the young woman in the painting, Bianca Sforza.

That's a book I'd like to have on my shelf.

2 comments:

  1. Cat -

    Do you think e-books have any merit?

    N.B.

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