Leonardo Da Vinci

"Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science.

Leonardo Da Vinci

"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The [bestselling biographer] brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from standing at the intersection of the humanities and technology. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile on the Mona Lisa. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. His ability to combine art and science, made iconic by his drawing of what may be himself inside a circle and a square, remains the enduring recipe for innovation. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it; to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different."--Jacket.

More Books:

Who was Leonardo Da Vinci?
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Roberta Edwards
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Penguin Workshop

"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Walter Isaacson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-17 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The [bestselling biographer] brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: da Vinci Leonardo, Edward McCurdy, Leonardo Vinci
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09 - Publisher: Sirius Entertainment

Most people will know Leonardo da Vinci as a master artist, but he was far more than that, preferring to describe himself as an artist-engineer to encompass his prodigious skills as a virtuoso inventor. Richly illustrated with more than 50 facsimile images from his notebooks and several of his most
Leonardo da Vinci
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Eugène Müntz
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-01 - Publisher: Parkstone International

Leonardo’s early life was spent in Florence, his maturity in Milan, and the last three years of his life in France. Leonardo’s teacher was Verrocchio. First he was a goldsmith, then a painter and sculptor: as a painter, representative of the very scientific school of draughtsmanship; more famous as a
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Roberta Edwards, Who HQ
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-08 - Publisher: Penguin

Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended