Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in 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. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. 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. In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how 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 to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Walter Isaacson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-10-17
Total Pages : 624 Pages
ISBN : 9781501139178


Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

In una nuova e originale formula, tutto Leonardo: il pittore della Gioconda e lo studioso di anatomia, lo sperimentatore del volo umano e l'inventore di macchine da guerra. Un libro magnificamente illustrato per il pubblico degli appassionati, con testi aggiornatissimi. ENGLISH TEXT. Italian edition available. Annotation Supplied by Informazioni Editoriali

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Genre : Art
Author : Simona Cremante
Publisher : Giunti Editore
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 639 Pages
ISBN : 8809038916


The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional drawings.

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Genre : Art
Author : Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-07-12
Total Pages : 396 Pages
ISBN : 9780486135762


Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man

Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time and the best example of the Renaissance man. This is the story of one of the greatest painters of all time, and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo grew up in the hamlet of Anchiano in Tuscany where he received an informal education. Young Leonardo had an unquenchable curiosity in life and moved to Florence where he took an interest in painting. At the age of fourteen, Leonardo began an apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio. Here, his talent blossomed and as fate would have it, he was soon employed by the rich and powerful Duke of Milan. Soon, Leonardo moved to the city of Rome, where some of the greatest artists of the time lived. This tale traces the fascinating life of one of the best and most famous artists that the world has ever seen.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Dan Danko
Publisher : Campfire
Release : 2012-01-31
Total Pages : 72 Pages
ISBN : 9789380741208


Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Release : 1901
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105031917680


The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book

Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance Master and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. In addition to his paintings Leonardo da Vinci was famous for his highly detailed notebooks and manuscripts where he wrote and sketched his ideas on his studies of science, invention, anatomy and nature. The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci provide a rare glimpse into the mind of a universal genius. These notebooks are carefully crafted with that in mind, to inspire the modern day artist and inventor in the tradition of this Renaissance genius. The Vitruvian Man note book makes a great personal journal, diary and sketchbook or a perfect birthday gift or Christmas gift for the renaissance man or woman in your life. Be sure to check our other Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks designs on the Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks page.Graph Paper / Grid Lines pages - Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook, Journal, Sketchbook, Diary (Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks)Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks - The Vitruvian Man - Features: Beautiful Glossy cover.150 Graph Paper pages perfect for writing, journaling, drawing, sketching, or taking notes.5"x8" in size

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Author : Tony Rubino
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-09
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 1079587705


Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci

Learn about an inventor, musician, engineer, scientist and painter of the world-famous Mona Lisa. Includes grey-scale illustrations, table of contents, bibliography and timelines. Chapter Book: 9 chapters.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Roberta Edwards
Publisher :
Release : 2008-08-01
Total Pages : 106 Pages
ISBN : 1424221404


Lives Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Lives Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Author : Charles Robertson
Publisher : Lives of the Artists
Release : 2019-11-14
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1843681730


How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

This inspiring and inventive guide teaches readers how to develop their full potential by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Michael J. Gelb
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2009-10-21
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780307573520


Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal. Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man," an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination," and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote." Marco Rosci notes that while there is much speculation regarding his life and personality, his view of the world was logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unorthodox for his time. Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I of France. Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts. A painting by Leonardo, Salvator Mundi, sold for a world record $450.3 million at a Christie's auction in New York, 15 November 2017, the highest price ever paid for a work of art. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings have survived. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo. Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or even feasible during his lifetime, as the modern scientific approaches to metallurgy and engineering were only in their infancy during the Renaissance. Some of his smaller inventions, however, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. A number of Leonardo's most practical inventions are nowadays displayed as working models at the Museum of Vinci. He made substantial discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, geology, optics, and hydrodynamics, but he did not publish his findings and they had no direct influence on later science.

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Author : Ryan Hawkins
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-04-07
Total Pages : 26 Pages
ISBN : 198762162X