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Leonardo Da Vinci


Author : Walter Isaacson
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-10-17


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The #1 New York Times bestseller “A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” —The New Yorker “Vigorous, insightful.” —The Washington Post “A masterpiece.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Luminous.” —The Daily Beast He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. 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. 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. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. 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. Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. 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.

Leonardo On Painting


Author : Leonardo
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2001


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Leonardo’s writings on painting were never edited by Leonardo himself into a single coherent book. In this anthology the authors have edited material not only from his so-called 'Treatise on Painting' but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources, some of which were here translated for the first time. The resulting volume is an reference work for art historians as well as for anyone interested in the mind and methods of one of the world’s greatest creative geniuses.

Leonardo


Author : Carlo Pedretti
language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1973-01-01


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Artist and scientist, draughtsman and inventor, these were the varied occupations of Leonardo. Carlo Pedretti concentrates on the paintings and drawings and tackles the problem of their complexity by tracing chronologically a number of the themes that run through Leonardo's work.--[book jacket]

Leonardo Da Vinci


Author : Barbara Witteman
language : en
Publisher: Capstone
Release Date : 2003-08-01


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"Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Leonardo da Vinci."

Leonardo Da Vinci


Author : Kathleen Krull
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2008


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Explores the scientific studies, experiments, and observations of this world-renowned artist and scientist of the fifteenth century through a review of the writings, notes, and sketches left behind in his vast collection of notebooks. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

Leonardo


Author : Martin Kemp
language : en
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2011-10-06


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This fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work identifies what it was that made him so unique, and explains the phenomenon of the world's most celebrated artistic genius who, 500 years on, still grips and inspires us. Martin Kemp offers us exceptional insights into what it was that made this Renaissance man so special, and the 'real' meaning behind such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Tracing Leonardo's career in all its variety, we learn of his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his views on God, humans, and nature. The famous notebooks are the key to understanding the secret of Leonardo's success and genius, as they clearly reveal the workings of his mind and display the true innovative and investigative nature of his creative vision. Over 20,000 pages of drawings and notes detail his incredible discoveries and inventions - from the workings of the human eye to designs for flying machines and giant crossbows. Bringing the story up to the present day, Martin Kemp considers what he means to us today, investigates the 'Leonardo industry', and speculates about what he would be doing if he were alive today. This updated edition of Martin Kemp's best-seller is the first book on Leonardo to include two newly discovered works, the most important such discoveries in over a hundred years.

Leonardo S Lost Robots


Author : Mark Rosheim
language : en
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2006-06-14


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This book reinterprets Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical design work, revealing a new level of sophistication not recognized by art historians or engineers. The book reinterprets Leonardo's legacy of notes, showing that apparently unconnected fragments from dispersed manuscripts actually comprise cohesive designs for functioning automata. Using the rough sketches scattered throughout almost all of Leonardo's notebooks, the author has reconstructed Leonardo's programmable cart, which was the platform for other automata. Through a readable, lively narrative, the author explains how he reconstructed da Vinci's designs.