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 ...

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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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).

Who was Leonardo Da Vinci

"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.

Author: Roberta Edwards

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

ISBN: 0448443015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

View: 189

"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.

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.

Author: Leonardo da Vinci

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135764

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 519

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.

How to Think Like 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.

Author: Michael J. Gelb

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307573524

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 534

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

"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.

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 616

"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.

I Am Leonardo Da Vinci

At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This book features Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance artist and inventor.

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0525555889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 314

The famous Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is the twentieth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This book features Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance artist and inventor.

The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

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.

Author: Edward McCurdy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614240X

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 809

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man

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.

Author: Dan Danko

Publisher: Campfire

ISBN: 9380741200

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 995

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

This book brings together, for the very first time, an important selection of drawings and notes from three of Leonardo's notebooks: the Codex Arundel, held in the British Library; the Codex Forster II, held in the Victoria and Albert ...

Author: Juliana Barone

Publisher: British Library

ISBN: 9780712352833

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 319

Throughout his life Leonardo da Vinci was in the habit of drawing and writing, and his twenty or so notebooks are now treasured in collections accross England, Italy, France, Spain and North America. This book brings together, for the very first time, an important selection of drawings and notes from three of Leonardo's notebooks: the Codex Arundel, held in the British Library; the Codex Forster II, held in the Victoria and Albert Museum; and the Codex Leicester, from the Bill Gates Collection. Unlocking the secrets to each aspect of motion in Leonardo's work, a detailed catalogue of studies from his handwritten notebooks is followed by seven essays, written by leading Leonardo experts from across Europe.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Book Description: This captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures.

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715324530

Category: Artists

Page: 639

View: 777

Book Description: This captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures. All of Leonardo Da Vinci's work is presented in this compact volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks. As well as featuring each individual artwork, sections of each are shown in isolation to reveal incredible details - for example, the different levels of perspective between the background sections of the "Mona Lisa", and the disembodied hand in "The Last Supper". 640 pages of colour artworks and photographs of Da Vinci's original notebooks, accompanied by fascinating biographical and historical details are here.

Notebooks

Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp.

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199299021

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 99

This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp.

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Identifies seven basic elements of Leonardo da Vinci's way of thinking and learning and shows readers how to use them to enrich their personal and professional lives through a wealth of exercises, illustrations, and material from da Vinci's ...

Author: Michael Gelb

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440508274

Category: Self-Help

Page: 321

View: 620

Identifies seven basic elements of Leonardo da Vinci's way of thinking and learning and shows readers how to use them to enrich their personal and professional lives through a wealth of exercises, illustrations, and material from da Vinci's notebooks. Reissue.


Amazing Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating various projects that Leonardo da Vinci invented or envisioned in his notebooks using everyday household items.

Author: Maxine Anderson

Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)

ISBN: 9780974934426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 122

View: 353

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating various projects that Leonardo da Vinci invented or envisioned in his notebooks using everyday household items.

Leonardo Da Vinci

This book contains paintings, drawings, architecture and Leonardo as a person.

Author: Daniel Arasse

Publisher: William S. Konecky Associates

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 543

View: 648

This book contains paintings, drawings, architecture and Leonardo as a person.

Leonardo Da Vinci

This comics bio shows the process of Da Vinci's work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career.

Author: Marwan Kahil

Publisher: NBM

ISBN: 168112260X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 787

This comics bio shows the process of Da Vinci's work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. Complemented with background on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades.

Author: Charles Nicholl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141944242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 499

Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an 'intimate portrait' of Leonardo. He uses these contemporary materials - his notebooks and sketchbooks, eye witnesses and early biographies, etc - as a way into the mental tone and physical texture of his life and has made myriad small discoveries about him and his work and his circle of associates. Among much else, the book identifies what Nicholl argues is an unknown portrait of the artist hanging in a church near Lodi in northern Italy. It also contains new material on his eccentric assistant Tomasso Masini, on his homosexual affairs in Florence, and on his curious relationship with a female model and/or prostitute from Cremona. A masterpiece of modern biography.

The Notebooks

The award-winning and bestselling collection of the exquisite, annotated notebooks of Leonardo now in paperback.

Author: Leonardo da Vinci

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 9781743337264

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 303

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

In this magnificent addition to a distinguished series that includes Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, award-winning author-artist Diane Stanley blends wonderful storytelling with gorgeous ...

Author: Diane Stanley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688161553

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 639

An unwanted child. A brilliant genius. Born in 1452 to a peasant woman and a country gentleman, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most amazing people who ever lived. He grew up to be a great painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. As a boy, Leonardo was apprenticed to a famous artist. But he quickly became more skillful than his teacher, and his passionate interests went far beyond art. Fascinated with the human body, he carried out his own experiments in secret. He filled thousands of pages with plans for incredible inventions including a submarine, an air-cooling system, "glasses to see the moon large," and even a flying machine! In this magnificent addition to a distinguished series that includes Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, award-winning author-artist Diane Stanley blends wonderful storytelling with gorgeous illustrations to convey the A 1996 ALA Notable Book A 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Nonfiction A 1997 Orbis Pictus Award A 1996 Publishers Weekly Best Books Award 00-01 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 3-6)

Leonardo Da Vinci

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.

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606060209

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 409

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.