Leonardo da Vinci Book
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Leonardo da Vinci


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

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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).

Leonardo Da Vinci Book
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Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Simona Cremante
  • Publisher : Giunti Editore
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 8809038916

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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

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci Book

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci


  • Author : Leonardo da Vinci
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07-12
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486135762

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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.

Leonardo da Vinci Book
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Leonardo da Vinci


  • Author : Sherwin Nuland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-01-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440679278

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The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) have proved endlessly fascinating for generations. In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity? Nuland finds clues in his subject’s art, relationships, and scientific studies—as well as in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known in the twentieth century. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland’s Leonardo da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Book
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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci


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

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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.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book Book

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book


  • Author : Tony Rubino
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 1079587705

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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

Wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci Book

Wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Artists
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN 10 : 0760752869

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"More than a great painter, sculptor, and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most profound and inquisitive thinkers of his -or any other- age. The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the master's deepest thoughts and musings on a wide variety of topics, from art to anatomy, from science to the soul."--

Leonardo Da Vinci Book
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Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1901
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105031917680

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Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci  Book
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Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Roberta Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 1424221404

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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.

The Notebooks   The Original Classic Edition Book

The Notebooks The Original Classic Edition


  • Author : Leonardo da Vinci
  • Publisher : Tebbo
  • Release Date : 2012-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 148614392X

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The award-winning and bestselling collection of the exquisite, annotated notebooks of Leonardo now in paperback. Culled from more than 7,000 pages of sketches and writings found in various rare books, papers, and other resources throughout the world, Leonardos Notebooks presents, for the first time, an exhaustive collection of the insights and brilliance of perhaps the finest mind the world has ever known.

Leonardo Da Vinci  The Renaissance Man Book

Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man


  • Author : Dan Danko
  • Publisher : Campfire
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9789380741208

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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.

Leonardo Da Vinci Book

Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Ryan Hawkins
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-04-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 198762162X

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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 reproduc

Leonardo Da Vinci s Elements of the Science of Man Book

Leonardo Da Vinci s Elements of the Science of Man


  • Author : Kenneth D. Keele
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483277479

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Elements of the Science of Man describes how Da Vinci integrates his mechanical observations and experiments in mechanics into underlying principles. This book is composed of 17 chapters that highlight the principles underlying Da Vinci’s research in anatomical studies. Considerable chapters deal with Leonardo’s scientific methods and the mathematics of his pyramidal law, as well as his observations on the human and animal movements. Other chapters describe the artist’s anatomical approach to the mechanism of the human body, specifically the physiology of vision, voice, music, senses, soul, and the nervous system. The remaining chapters examine the mechanism of the bones, joints, respiration, heart, digestion, and urinary and reproductive systems.

Leonardo Da Vinci Book

Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Charles Nicholl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Artists
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034158204

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Leonardo da Vinci is the greatest and most multi-faceted of all the Renaissance artists, his oeuvre encompassing painting, science, philosophy and inventing. This book looks at the life of the complex genius that gave the world infamous works such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper.

Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci Book

Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci


  • Author : Charles Robertson
  • Publisher : Lives of the Artists
  • Release Date : 2019-11-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1843681730

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