Why is da Vinci’s name on the cover?

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Re: Why is da Vinci’s name on the cover?

Post by ea_anthony » 10 Aug 2018, 18:22

I believe Da Vinci was used for the second look factor and I believe it worked, at least we are discussing it.
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Post by David Horta Alonso » 11 Aug 2018, 00:15

I think its for purposes of attribution that the drawings in the book are his pieces of art. Actually, the cover page was attractive.

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Post by DathanReeves » 16 Aug 2018, 22:41

The name Da Vinci catches the eye. He's an artist who is still the most well known (ask a random person to name any painter and he will be in the top 5 named every time), has had his character used in video games and movies like "Assassins Creed" and "Da Vinci's Demons," and he is still talked about by professionals.

It would be foolish to not drop his name in the title, ethics be damned.

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Post by TALIA ONYANGO » 16 Aug 2018, 23:39

I guess the pieces of art portrayed herein are Da Vinci works and his name on the cover page is for attribution.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 17 Aug 2018, 01:36

Maybe, his pieces of work have been incorporated into the book. I think the drawings are his works. That's what Da Vinci is known for all over the world.

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Post by jjmainor » 17 Aug 2018, 02:30

cristinaro wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 04:12
Leonardo da Vinci is an episodic character in the novel. Considering the overabundance of fictional books using his life as a pretext, would you agree with such a marketing strategy?

Do you think that Fioretta and Giuliano’s story and the different references to Leonardo’s work are reasons enough to use his name in the title? Is it ethical or not?
I think it was just an excuse to ride off the success of The Da Vinci Code.

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Post by a9436 » 17 Aug 2018, 02:51

Like others' my mind immediately went to The Da Vinci Code, and it is possible that that was the author's, or marketing team's intention. At the end of the day, nobody has a monopoly on fiction referring to Da Vinci though, so I do not see anything particularly unethical about it, though art lovers hoping that the artist might have a larger role may be disappointed.

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Post by mac83 » 17 Aug 2018, 08:45

I would say it isn't unethical and probably was a good marketing strategy. It catches the eye of those browsing and makes them want to take a closer look to see what the story is about.
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Post by Mee_maw » 17 Aug 2018, 11:27

It's almost clickbait but the story is well worth it.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 17 Aug 2018, 14:43

I guess the pieces of art are Da Vinci's. That's an acknowledgment of the role he played in the book plot development.

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Post by Bronie » 19 Aug 2018, 14:29

Having the name Da Vinci grabs reader's attention immediately, like an advert it can cause people to act. To read.

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Post by swlly » 19 Aug 2018, 15:59

Dolor wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 20:59
Since da Vinci is a very well-known artist, it might spark as a marketing strategy but there's nothing unethical in doing so despite the fact that the author is using his name. I agree with what Dael Reader said, "The name is in the title because the "alleged" missing painting by da Vinci is a thread that holds the storylines together."
I totally agree!!

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 20 Aug 2018, 04:13

The name of Leonardo is having a great marketing value. So there's nothing unethical to considering the marketing strategy for the name of Vinci.

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Post by edith38 » 23 Aug 2018, 11:05

Peoples minds are programmed to look search and react for familiarity. Most people know and recognize the name they are more likely to give it a second look.

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Post by Yerenzhu » 24 Aug 2018, 13:26

Everyone knows who Da Vinci is, the put that on the book cover as the title is a bold, risky move but I'm sure it paid off. It isn't misleading, in past lives Angela did know who Da Vinci was, so from my personal opinion that is a fitting title for the book.

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