Leonardo's Legacy

Leonardo's Legacy

How Da Vinci Reimagined the World

eBook - 2010
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Explores the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and explains the profound impact his ideas have had on our times, discussing his paintings, fascination with water, and dream of flying.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306819032
0306819031
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 291 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc

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IndyPL_SteveB May 21, 2019

A fascinating biography of the great artist and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci, focused on his notebooks. Leonardo was interested in practically everything. He had very little formal education and never learned basic mathematics. (For instance, he could never do long division, struggling with it all his life.) But he had a teacher, the great Andrea del Verrochio, who was also a painter, metallurgist, engineer, architect, etc. Verrochio encouraged his students to explore everything and be interested in everything.

This is shorter than Walter Isaacson’s more recent biography of Leonardo, but it is also well-written. The concentration in this book is more on Leonardo’s scientific discoveries, with some discussion on how those affected his artwork.

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