Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN: 1501139169
EAN13: 9781501139161
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 2" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
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The #1 New York Times bestseller

A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life.a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it. --The New Yorker

Vigorous, insightful. --The Washington Post

A masterpiece. --San Francisco Chronicle

Luminous. --The Daily Beast

He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.

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. 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. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, Read More chevron_right

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