The Last Supper is an image familiar to everyone, the story of its execution is not. In Leonardo and the Last Supper, the best-selling author of Brunelleschi's Dome tells that extraordinary story.
Ross King is the highly praised author of Brunelleschi's Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, The Judgment of Paris, Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power, and two novels, Ex Libris and Domino. He lives just outside Oxford.
[A] richly entertaining tale of how Leonardo came to paint The Last
Supper. King, who had previously written acclaimed accounts of
Brunelleschi's Florentine dome and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
ceiling, has an infectious relish for the gaudy, brutal and
brilliant world of the Italian Renaissance * Mail on Sunday *
The story of Leonardo's creation of the work has now found an ideal chronicler in Ross King ... King has the gift of clear, unpretentious exposition, and an instinctive narrative flair * Guardian *
Extraordinary -- Must Reads * Sunday Times *
A gripping account ... Fascinating * New York Times *
A thrilling account of the mercurial Leonardo and the making of his most puzzling masterpiece ... A perfectly controlled, seriously documented story that you really want to read * Scotsman *
Absorbing ... A truly immersive portrait of an era * Daily Telegraph *