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Title:Leonardo da Vinci
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Walter Isaacson
Publisher:Simon Schuster
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:600
Category:Biography, Non fiction, History, Art, Science, Biography memoir, Italy, Audiobook, Historical, Autobiography

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Leonardo da Vinci A i New York Times i bestseller b .

b A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life a study in creativity how to define it how to achieve it i The New Yorker i b .

b Vigorous insightful i The Washington Post i b .

b A masterpiece i San Francisco Chronicle i b .

b Luminous i The Daily Beast i b .

b He was history s most creative genius What secrets can he teach us b .

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers i Steve Jobs i i Einstein i and i Benjamin Franklin i 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 i The Last Supper i and the i Mona Lisa i 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 i Vitruvian Man i 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 i The Last Supper i 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

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