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).

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Simona Cremante
Release: 2005
Editor: Giunti Editore
Pages: 656
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

Wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci

Wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Anonim
Release: 2004
Editor: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Pages: 87
ISBN: 0760752869
Language: en
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"More than a great painter, sculptor, and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most profound and inquisitive thinkers of his -or any other- age. The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the master's deepest thoughts and musings on a wide variety of topics, from art to anatomy, from science to the soul."--

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Anonim
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 40
ISBN: STANFORD:36105031917680
Language: en
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The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Book
Author: Tony Rubino
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1079587705
Language: en
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Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance Master and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. In addition to his paintings Leonardo da Vinci was famous for his highly detailed notebooks and manuscripts where he wrote and sketched his ideas on his studies of science, invention, anatomy and nature. The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci provide a rare glimpse into the mind of a universal genius. These notebooks are carefully crafted with that in mind, to inspire the modern day artist and inventor in the tradition of this Renaissance genius. The Vitruvian Man note book makes a great personal journal, diary and sketchbook or a perfect birthday gift or Christmas gift for the renaissance man or woman in your life. Be sure to check our other Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks designs on the Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks page.Graph Paper / Grid Lines pages - Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook, Journal, Sketchbook, Diary (Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks)Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks - The Vitruvian Man - Features: Beautiful Glossy cover.150 Graph Paper pages perfect for writing, journaling, drawing, sketching, or taking notes.5"x8" in size

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Sherwin Nuland
Release: 2005-01-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781440679278
Language: en
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The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) have proved endlessly fascinating for generations. In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity? Nuland finds clues in his subject’s art, relationships, and scientific studies—as well as in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known in the twentieth century. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland’s Leonardo da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Ryan Hawkins
Release: 2018-04-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 26
ISBN: 198762162X
Language: en
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Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal. Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man," an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination," and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote." Marco Rosci notes that while there is much speculation regarding his life and personality, his view of the world was logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unorthodox for his time. Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I of France. Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts. A painting by Leonardo, Salvator Mundi, sold for a world record $450.3 million at a Christie's auction in New York, 15 November 2017, the highest price ever paid for a work of art. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings have survived. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo. Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or even feasible during his lifetime, as the modern scientific approaches to metallurgy and engineering were only in their infancy during the Renaissance. Some of his smaller inventions, however, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. A number of Leonardo's most practical inventions are nowadays displayed as working models at the Museum of Vinci. He made substantial discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, geology, optics, and hydrodynamics, but he did not publish his findings and they had no direct influence on later science.

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.

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Roberta Edwards
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1424221404
Language: en
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Learn about an inventor, musician, engineer, scientist and painter of the world-famous Mona Lisa. Includes grey-scale illustrations, table of contents, bibliography and timelines. Chapter Book: 9 chapters.

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.

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.

Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci

Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Charles Robertson,Giorgio Vasari,Matteo Bandello,Sabba da Castiglione
Release: 2019-11-14
Editor: Lives of the Artists
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1843681730
Language: en
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The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketchbook

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketchbook
Author: Léonard de Vinci,Octopus
Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Ilex Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1781576963
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, and 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. Pore over the most compelling details of Leonardo's work and follow the guided projects within to become a master draughtsman.

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.

Summary Leonardo da Vinci

Summary  Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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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.

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 and the Art of Sculpture

Leonardo Da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture
Author: Gary M. Radke,Martin Kemp,Pietro C. Marani,Andrea Bernardoni,Darin J. Stine,Tommaso Mozzati,Philippe Senechal
Release: 2009
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215289526
Language: en
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An innovative look at Leonardo through the lens of the sculpture that he studied, the sculptural projects that he undertook, and the sculptural works that he inspired Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is renowned as a painter, designer, draftsman, architect, engineer, scientist, and theorist. His work as a sculptor is not commonly acknowledged, and many have argued that Leonardo believed that sculpture was an inferior art form ("of lesser genius than painting"). Challenging and overturning these assumptions, Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture looks at the sculptural projects that the artist undertook, as well as the late Renaissance sculptures that were indebted to him. Leonardo consistently drew inspiration from ancient sculpture, admired the work of such contemporary sculptural innovators as Donatello, and even trained under Andrea del Verrocchio, the preeminent bronze sculptor of late 15th-century Florence. Furthermore, Leonardo spent many years of his life working on two larger-than-life-sized horse sculptures--Sforza and Trivulzio--monuments to Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, his sucessor. Although neither was completed, the authors argue that these equestrian monuments show how Leonardo was intensely engaged with the design dilemmas of representing a horse rearing on its hind legs. Another highlight of the book is a group of new images of the John the Baptist Preaching to a Levite and a Pharisee, a recently restored large-scale work in the Florentine Baptistery that clearly demonstrates Leonardo's collaboration with Giovanni Rustici.

Leonardo by Leonardo

Leonardo by Leonardo
Author: Martin J. Kemp
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0935112820
Language: en
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Leonardo by Leonardo is a landmark publication on Leonardo da Vinci, the immortal Renaissance artist universally considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Published to coincide with Leonardo's 500th anniversary commemoration in 2019, and written by Martin J. Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo by Leonardo presents an astonishing gallery of the master's 27 existing paintings, as well as the preparatory drawings that formed the basis of his masterpieces. Martin J. Kemp's narrative is accompanied by extensive written reflections by Leonardo, and is further highlighted by perspectives from his contemporaries. The utmost care and state-of-the-art digital capture technology has been applied to the new photography of the artworks presented in this collection. No expense has been spared to reproduce the artworks with the highest fidelity to color, tone, and surface. The quality of imaging, ultra-fine resolution printing, archival paper, and binding has produced a book like no other. The result is a power and intimacy between artist and viewer that takes us inside the artist's mind, eye and spirit. The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci is a perennial fascination. Not only did he paint what is considered by many to be the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, but he radically changed every genre of painting - religious and secular portraiture, devotional tableaux, and drawing. Leonardo is the genius that towers over the history of Western art. The large scale and unparalleled quality of reproduction in this volume allows "the strange, living presence of his paintings" to exercise their full power and magnetism on the viewer. With a lifetime of scholarship and insight, Martin J. Kemp takes us inside the world of each masterwork: the artist's relationship to his patrons; how and why the works were commissioned; their iconography and symbology; the experimental painting techniques he applied; stories of how the paintings survived and changed owners across the centuries; restoration and condition; and finally, the unsolved puzzles that remain to this day.