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Who was Leonardo Da Vinci?

Who was Leonardo Da Vinci?
A Book

by Roberta Edwards

  • Publisher : Penguin Workshop
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 0448443015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.

I Am Leonardo Da Vinci

I Am Leonardo Da Vinci
A Book

by Brad Meltzer

  • Publisher : Dial Books
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0525555889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Complete and Illustrated

by Leonardo Vinci,da Vinci Leonardo,Murat Ukray,Jean Paul Richter

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-09-14
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN : 9781502373151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vasari says, and rightly, in his Life of Leonardo, "that he laboured much more by his word than in fact or by deed", and the biographer evidently had in his mind the numerous works in Manuscript which have been preserved to this day. To us, now, it seems almost inexplicable that these valuable and interesting original texts should have remained so long unpublished, and indeed forgotten. It is certain that during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries their exceptional value was highly appreciated. This is proved not merely by the prices which they commanded, but also by the exceptional interest which has been attached to the change of ownership of merely a few pages of Manuscript. That, notwithstanding this eagerness to possess the Manuscripts, their contents remained a mystery, can only be accounted for by the many and great difficulties attending the task of deciphering them. The handwriting is so peculiar that it requires considerable practice to read even a few detached phrases, much more to solve with any certainty the numerous difficulties of alternative readings, and to master the sense as a connected whole. Vasari observes with reference to Leonardos writing: "he wrote backwards, in rude characters, and with the left hand, so that any one who is not practised in reading them, cannot understand them". The aid of a mirror in reading reversed handwriting appears to me available only for a first experimental reading. Speaking from my own experience, the persistent use of it is too fatiguing and inconvenient to be practically advisable, considering the enormous mass of Manuscripts to be deciphered. And as, after all, Leonardo's handwriting runs backwards just as all Oriental character runs backwards—that is to say from right to left—the difficulty of reading direct from the writing is not insuperable. This obvious peculiarity in the writing is not, however, by any means the only obstacle in the way of mastering the text. Leonardo made use of an orthography peculiar to himself; he had a fashion of amalgamating several short words into one long one, or, again, he would quite arbitrarily divide a long word into two separate halves; added to this there is no punctuation whatever to regulate the division and construction of the sentences, nor are there any accents—and the reader may imagine that such difficulties were almost sufficient to make the task seem a desperate one to a beginner. It is therefore not surprising that the good intentions of some of Leonardo s most reverent admirers should have failed. Leonardo's literary labours in various departments both of Art and of Science were those essentially of an enquirer, hence the analytical method is that which he employs in arguing out his investigations and dissertations. The vast structure of his scientific theories is consequently built up of numerous separate researches, and it is much to be lamented that he should never have collated and arranged them. His love for detailed research—as it seems to me—was the reason that in almost all the Manuscripts, the different paragraphs appear to us to be in utter confusion; on one and the same page, observations on the most dissimilar subjects follow each other without any connection. A page, for instance, will begin with some principles of astronomy, or the motion of the earth; then come the laws of sound, and finally some precepts as to colour. Another page will begin with his investigations on the structure of the intestines, and end with philosophical remarks as to the relations of poetry to painting; and so forth.Leonardo himself lamented this confusion, and for that reason I do not think that the publication of the texts in the order in which they occur in the originals would at all fulfil his intentions. No reader could find his way through such a labyrinth; Leonardo himself could not have done it.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
The Flights of the Mind

by Charles Nicholl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2005-04-07
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0141944242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Innovators in Action!: Leonardo Da Vinci Gets a Do-Over

Innovators in Action!: Leonardo Da Vinci Gets a Do-Over
A Book

by Mark P. Friedlander, Jr.

  • Publisher : Platypus Media Incorporated
  • Release : 2014-12-07
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780967802060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The passing of great Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci- artist, anatomist, engineer, inventor- marked the end of an era. The world hasn't seen a visionary like him since...until now. On a school trip to Florence, three American middle school students think they're in for a treat when a man who claims to be Leonardo da Vinci, brought back to life with a mission to better humankind, crashes their tour. Too bad he isn't really the celebrated Master of the Renaissance...or is he? Will the students be able to help Leonardo evade the mayor of Florence's selfish grasp so he can complete his quest before his time runs out? Tag along with Tad, Max, and Gina as they assist Leonardo on his quest, discover the secrets of his life, and teach the Maestro about science, math, history, art, and more!"--

World History Biographies: Leonardo Da Vinci

World History Biographies: Leonardo Da Vinci
The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance

by John Phillips

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781426302480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the notable Italian Renaissance artist, scientist, and inventor.

Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Lives of Leonardo da Vinci
A Book

by Giorgio Vasari,Matteo Bandello,Paolo Giovio,Leonardo da Vinci,Sabba di Castiglione

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1606066218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new title in the successful Lives of the Artists series, which offers illuminating, and often intimate, accounts of iconic artists as viewed by their contemporaries. Coinciding with the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo (1452–1519), Lives of Leonardo da Vinci brings together important early biographies of the polymath by Giorgio Vasari, Paolo Giovio, and anonymous authors. This illustrated volume also features recollections by the humanist scholar Sabba di Castiglione; Matteo Bandello’s eyewitness account of the artist creating one of his most famous works, The Last Supper; and letters written by a variety of contemporary authors, including Leonardo himself.

The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux

The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux
Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

by Francis C. Moon

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-10-29
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 1402055994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
A Book

by Walter Isaacson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1501139177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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).

Notebooks

Notebooks
A Book

by Leonardo da Vinci,

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2008-04-17
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0199299021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Da Vinci Notebooks

The Da Vinci Notebooks
A Book

by Leonardo Da Vinci,Leonardo (da Vinci)

  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781861979872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Tailored in content and design to tie in with The Da Vinci Code.

Da Vinci's Ghost

Da Vinci's Ghost
Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

by Toby Lester

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1439189242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and describes how the drawing represents a momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids
His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities

by Janis Herbert

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 1998-10-01
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1613742290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The marriage of art and science is celebrated in this beautifully illustrated four-color biography and activity book. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that da Vinci made through inspiring activities like determining the launch angle of a catapult, sketching birds and other animals, creating a map, learning to look at a painting, and much more. Includes a glossary, bibliography, listing of pertinent museums and Web sites, a timeline, and many interesting sidebars.

Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519

Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519
A Book

by Frank Zöllner

  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9783822859797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life and work of the renowned painter, scientist, and philosopher of the Renaissance period.

A Treatise on Painting

A Treatise on Painting
A Book

by Leonardo da Vinci,John Francis Rigaud

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2005-01-26
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0486441555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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: Extraordinary Machines

Leonardo da Vinci: Extraordinary Machines
A Book

by David Hawcock

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2019-04-17
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0486832368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most significant creations of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci come to life in the pages of this lavishly illustrated pop-up book. Published to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, this elaborate collectible reveals the intricacy and importance of his designs for robots, flying machines, and other timeless inventions. The 3-D models are based on the master's actual drawings and accompanied by his notes.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
The Renaissance Man

by Dan Danko

  • Publisher : Campfire
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9380741200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In graphic novel format, chronicles the life of the man who overcame significant odds to become one of the most renowned artists, scientists, and thinkers of the Renaissance.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Renaissance Man

by Alessandro Vezzosi

  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780500300817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leonardo da Vinci is one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance and of all time.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
A Book

by Kathleen Krull

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9780142408216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the scientific studies, experiments, and observations of this world-renowned artist and scientist of the fifteenth century through a review of the writings, notes, and sketches left behind in his vast collection of notebooks. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
A Book

by Michael Gelb

  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780440508274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.