Who was Leonardo Da Vinci

Who was Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Roberta Edwards
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin Workshop
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9780448443010
Language: en
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"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Walter Isaacson
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781501139178
Language: en
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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).

The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Edward McCurdy
Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780486142401
Language: en
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More than just a biography, this classic offers numerous demonstrations of the master’s achievements not only in sculpture and painting but also in music, engineering, and even experimental aviation. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Release: 2012-07-12
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780486135762
Language: en
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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.

The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook

The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook
Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
Release: 2019-02-12
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781440300691
Language: en
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Master of art, science, philosophy, architecture and much more, Leonardo da Vinci was the definition of a Renaissance Man. While many of his works were left unfinished or have badly deteriorated, his drawings and words preserve his genius and remain a critical resource for artists today. Delve into one of history's greatest minds to be guided and inspired by his works and wisdom in The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook. From anatomical studies to tonal compositions, master essential techniques, principles and subjects. Pour over the most compelling details of Leonardo's work and follow the guidance within to become a master artist.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Michael J. Gelb
Release: 2009-10-21
Editor: Dell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307573520
Language: en
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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.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: George E. Stanley
Release: 2005-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781416905707
Language: en
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Presents the childhood years, family life, early influences, inventions, and masterpieces of this renowned fifteenth-century inventor and artist.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Walter Isaacson
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781501139154
Language: en
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"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 Real Leonardo Da Vinci

The Real Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Rose Sgueglia
Release: 2021-10-30
Editor: Pen and Sword History
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781526761064
Language: en
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Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. That’s probably why he wrote backwards from right to left to avoid smudging ink on his hand as he made notes on his latest works and visionary discoveries. Words could only be read with the help of a mirror making it taxing for anyone but himself to quickly decode his handwriting. There are many theories exploring the reason why he kept using “mirror writing” in all his manuscripts. Some historians say that he was trying to make it more challenging for people to steal his ideas while others claim that it was a clever attempt to hide scientific findings from the intolerant Roman Catholic Church of the Renaissance. Whatever the logic behind this, the constant association with mirror writing and studies on the human body anatomy, made him one of the most enigmatic figures of his and then of our century. This biography investigates Leonardo and his different roles from anatomist to inventor, architect, painter, rumoured to be templar and scientific pioneer. Despite leaving several of his works incomplete, Leonardo managed to influence generations of artists and still today remains a highly regarded figure in both the artistic and scientific sector.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Leonardo da Vinci,Jean Paul Richter,Mrs. R. C. Bell
Release: 1970-06-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780486225722
Language: en
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More than fifteen hundred extracts containing the Renaissance genius' maxims, prophecies, fables, letters, and brilliant observations in architecture, painting, physiology, geography, and other fields

The Notebooks

The Notebooks
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Release: 2011-11
Editor: Tebbo
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1743337264
Language: en
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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, Leonardo's 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

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Simona Cremante
Release: 2005
Editor: Giunti Editore
Pages: 639
ISBN: 8809038916
Language: en
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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

Leonardo s Anatomical Drawings

Leonardo s Anatomical Drawings
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Release: 2004-12-17
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9780486438627
Language: en
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"It is a miracle that any one man should have observed, read, and written down so much in a single lifetime."--Kenneth Clark, art historian and Leonardo da Vinci biographer A perfectionist in his artwork, Leonardo da Vinci studied nature and anatomy to produce amazingly realistic paintings. Using scientific methods in his investigations of the human body--the first ever by an artist--he was able to create remarkably accurate depictions of the "ideal" figure. This exceptional collection of 59 precise, detailed drawings reprints Leonardo's sketches, still considered the finest ever made, of the skeleton; vertebral column; skull; upper and lower extremities; cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems; human embryos; and other subjects. The volume will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, illustrators, and scientists. Dover (2004) original publication.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Linda Cernak
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Child's World
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1626873518
Language: en
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Presents an overview of the life and accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, describing his style and the lasting influence of the Italian artist.

Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci  The Renaissance Man
Author: Dan Danko
Release: 2012-01-31
Editor: Campfire
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9789380741208
Language: en
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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 s Elements of the Science of Man

Leonardo Da Vinci s Elements of the Science of Man
Author: Kenneth D. Keele
Release: 2014-05-10
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781483277479
Language: en
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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.

A Treatise on Painting

A Treatise on Painting
Author: Leonardo da Vinci,John Francis Rigaud
Release: 2005-01-26
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780486441559
Language: en
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This work is the principal repository of da Vinci's practical thoughts on the technique of drawing and painting. It begins with precise instructions on drawing the human body and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion. Includes 48 anatomical drawings by Nicholas Poussin and geometrical and architectural designs by Leon Battista Alberti.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Martin Clayton,Ronald Philo
Release: 2010
Editor: Getty Publications
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1606060201
Language: en
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Reproduces Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created in the winter of 1510-1511, with notes in his characteristic mirror writing, as well as the same pages with the text in English translation, and discusses its background and accuracy.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: OCLC:224081734
Language: en
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Thoughts on Art and Life

Thoughts on Art and Life
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Release: 2021-12-02
Editor: Litres
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785040825134
Language: en
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