Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897363311


Page: 419

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 8339

"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.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Leonardo da Vinci,Jean Paul Richter,Mrs. R. C. Bell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486225720

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 3867

More than fifteen hundred extracts containing the Renaissance genius' maxims, prophecies, fables, letters, and brilliant observations in architecture, painting, physiology, geography, and other fields

Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Anna Abraham

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612307582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 1031

Leonardo da Vinci personified the Renaissance, the extraordinary age in which he lived. Best known as one of the world’s greatest painters, he sketched the foundations for inventions that would not come to fruition for centuries. Born a bastard in a hillside village in northern Italy, Leonardo became the protégé of princes, popes, and kings. He mastered so many branches of science that scholars still debate whether he was greater as an anatomist, botanist, cartographer, engineer, geographer, or naturalist. Nevertheless, he died unhappy, believing he had failed to work the miracles of which he had dreamed. Here is his extraordinary story.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836501798


Page: 96

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Author: Leonardo (da Vinci),Leonardo da Vinci,,Irma A. Richter,Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199299021

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 5647

This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp.

Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Charles Nicholl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596169207


Page: 751

View: 9540

Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machine Kit

Author: David Hawcock

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486836479

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9036

Painter, architect, scientist, inventor—Leonardo da Vinci ranks as history's consummate innovator. Consumed with a boundless desire for knowledge, he investigated technical challenges that were hundreds of years ahead of his time. The power of flight was a particular source of fascination for him, and his close studies of bird anatomy and movement informed his development of the ornithopter — a winged, human-powered aircraft. With Leonardo's da Vinci's Flying Machine, you can create a fully working model of the inventor's amazing creation. This self-contained model kit features a 48-page book with details from Leonardo's notebooks plus full-color, easily joined components. Once assembled, the wings flap by turning a crank. Like the prototype, your model won't actually fly, but you'll have an amazing replica of one of the Renaissance genius's most famous futuristic inventions.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Daniel Arasse

Publisher: William S. Konecky Associates


Category: Art

Page: 543

View: 5967

This book contains paintings, drawings, architecture and Leonardo as a person.

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Michael Gelb

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440508274

Category: Self-Help

Page: 321

View: 7265

Identifies seven basic elements of Leonardo da Vinci's way of thinking and learning and shows readers how to use them to enrich their personal and professional lives through a wealth of exercises, illustrations, and material from da Vinci's notebooks. Reissue.