Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code: On the Trail of the by Jennifer Paull, Christopher Culwell

By Jennifer Paull, Christopher Culwell

This absolutely illustrated advisor to the best-selling novel grants clean perception into the Da Vinci Code phenomenon. Following the trail of the novel's characters, Fodor's consultant to The Da Vinci Code delves into the destinations, humans, historical occasions, and emblems occupied with the story.

Inside you will find solutions to questions corresponding to: Do cryptexes quite exist? Is there a mystery chamber lower than Rosslyn Chapel? And what did conservators realize once they restored Leonardo's The final Supper? images interviews, maps, and shrewdpermanent vigorous essays from specialists of their fields show the eye-opening actual stories at the back of the secret.

• beautiful, full-color images of the novel's destinations and photographs of key artwork
• Compelling interviews and essays from specialists of their fields
• specified maps and ground plans
• BONUS! An particular commute sections of Da Vinci Code-related locations to devour, remain and notice in Paris, London, Rome, and Roslin, Scotland

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Whatever the original composition, it is clear that Leonardo was playing with the similarities between Bacchus and St. John. Both wear panther skins as part of their traditional iconography, and both represent man’s close association with nature, an idea that Leonardo investigated throughout his career. PA R I S The Louvre’s Leonardo Paintings | 27 S The Chase Is On HAVING FOUND MORE CLUES and a hidden key, Sophie and Langdon escape from the museum in Sophie’s car. Meanwhile, a single-minded monk, Silas, has paid a visit to the church of St-Sulpice.

Uk. works as the vertical portion of a giant sundial mapped out on the church’s floor. The obelisk is set against the wall of the northernmost point of the church’s Latin-cross interior. A thin, gilded line runs from the golden ball and cross at its top, down the center of its obeliskshaped shaft, and bisects the official engravings at its base. Bending horizontally, a narrow brass stripe, no more than a quarter of an inch wide, continues on an exact north-south axis along the floor. Time has worn the metal strip into the gray marble surrounding it, making it difficult to spot—but once you’ve seen it, it’s hard to look at anything else.

She is thought to be Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Leonardo’s patron in Milan. The portrait’s name comes from the little jewel she wears on her forehead, a fashion among court ladies of the period. ” The Madonna of the Rocks When Langdon and cryptographer Sophie Neveu run in to see the Mona Lisa, they find a clue written in black-light pen on the protective glass. They’re then led to Leonardo’s controversial The Madonna of the Rocks. Leonardo was commissioned to paint The Madonna of the Rocks for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception in Milan in 1483.

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