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Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©2017 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Isaacson, Walter.
Leonardo da Vinci.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2017021625
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781501139154 1501139150 9781501139161 1501139169 9781471166761 1471166767
OCLC Number: 980433369
Description: xii, 599 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Main Characters --
Currency in Italy in 1500 --
Note regarding the cover --
Primary periods of Leonardo's life --
Timeline --
Introduction: I can also paint --
1. Childhood --
2. Apprentice --
3. On his own --
4. Milan --
5. Leonardo's notebooks --
6. Court entertainer --
7. Personal life --
8. Vitruvian Man --
9. The horse monument --
10. Scientist --
11. Birds and flight --
12. The mechanical arts --
13. Math --
14. The nature of man --
15. Virgin of the Rocks --
16. The Milan portraits --
17. The science of art --
18. The Last Supper --
19. Personal turmoil --
20. Florence again --
21. Saint Anne --
22. Paintings lost and found --
23. Cesare Borgia --
24. Hydraulic engineer --
25. Michelangelo and the lost Battles --
26. Return to Milan --
27. Anatomy, round two --
28. The world and its waters --
29. Rome --
30. Pointing the way --
31. The Mona Lisa --
32. France --
33. Conclusion --
Coda: Describe the tongue of the woodpecker.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.


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