The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

by Leonardo Da Vinci

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Renaissance humanism recognized no mutually exclusive polarities between the sciences and the arts, and Leonardo's emphasis in science and engineering are as impressive and innovative as his artistic work. These studies were recorded in 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, which fuse art and natural philosophy (the forerunner of modern science), made and maintained daily throughout Leonardo's life and travels, as he made continual observations of the world around him.
This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the notebooks and also Leonardo Da Vinci, including an overview, detailed information about various parts of the notes, information about his genius, professional life, personal life, fame and reputation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150138971
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 941,974
File size: 645 KB

About the Author

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 � 2 May 1519) was an Italian artist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

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