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Leonardo da Vinci

Author : Walter Isaacson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2017-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501139178

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Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Pdf

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).

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Author : Michael J. Gelb
Publisher : Dell
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-21
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780307573520

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb Pdf

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519

Author : Johannes Nathan,Frank Zöllner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Art
ISBN : 3836554410

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Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519 by Johannes Nathan,Frank Zöllner Pdf

From anatomical studies to architectural plans, complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits: discover the delicate finesse of one of the most talented minds, and hands, in history. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition presents more than 600 of Leonardo da Vinci's masterful drawings.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Martin Clayton,Ronald Philo
Publisher : Getty Publications
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Anatomu, Artistic
ISBN : 1606060201

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Martin Clayton,Ronald Philo Pdf

Leonardo da Vinci was not only one of the leading artists of the Renaissance, he was also one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. He combined, to a unique degree, manual skill in dissection, analytical skill in understanding the structures he uncovered, and artistic skill in recording his results. His extraordinary campaign of dissection, conducted during the winter of 1510-11 and concentrating on the muscles and bones of the human skeleton, was recorded on the pages of a manuscript now in the Print Room of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. These are arguably the finest anatomical drawings ever made and are extensively annotated in Leonardo's distinctive "mirror-writing", with explanations of the drawings, notes on related anatomical matters, memoranda and so on. This publication reproduces the entire manuscript, and for the first time translates all of Leonardo's copious notes on the page so that the unfolding of his thoughts may readily be followed.

I'm Good and Other Lies

Author : Bev Katz Rosenbaum
Publisher : DCB
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09-25
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781770866331

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I'm Good and Other Lies by Bev Katz Rosenbaum Pdf

Is it asking too much to live a typical twelfth grade existence? Kelsey Kendler just wants to earn some money for university, hang out with friends, maybe even snag a boyfriend. But her pill-popping mom and distant dad scare off anybody she tries to bring home, making those last two things feel impossible. Her part-time ice cream shop job’s a slog, but at least there, she can escape her parents’ constant fighting … until the COVID-19 pandemic forces a lockdown and she’s stuck at home with them 24/7. As the lockdown takes its toll on Kelsey’s mental health, she starts to see the appeal of her mom’s pills. She hates what they do to her mom, but numbing herself to the world seems like a pretty good idea right about now. Horrified to find herself following in her mom’s footsteps, she can only hope she’ll eventually figure out some other way to cope …

Leonardo da Vinci

Author : Martin Clayton
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2018-11-06
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780847859405

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Leonardo da Vinci by Martin Clayton Pdf

On the heels of Walter Isaacson's beloved new biography (Fall 2017), and increased media attention (as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist's death), this book's appeal will extend beyond the devoted and numerous members of Leonardo's audience to reach a popular one. The most comprehensive collection of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings provides an intimate look at the mind and hand of the genius.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Complete)

Author : Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Page : 1118 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2020-09-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781465514141

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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Complete) by Leonardo da Vinci Pdf

A singular fatality has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci's works. Two of the three most important were never completed, obstacles having arisen during his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished; namely the Sforza Monument and the Wall-painting of the Battle of Anghiari, while the third—the picture of the Last Supper at Milan—has suffered irremediable injury from decay and the repeated restorations to which it was recklessly subjected during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Nevertheless, no other picture of the Renaissance has become so wellknown and popular through copies of every description. 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 da Vinci: Masterworks

Author : Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher : Flame Tree Illustrated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2019-10-23
Category : Art
ISBN : 1787553124

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Leonardo da Vinci: Masterworks by Rosalind Ormiston Pdf

"For lovers of art history, this lavishly illustrated and well-written book is an absolute gem." – Italia! Magazine Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal, a logical polymath of epic proportions who excelled and had interests not just in art but in invention, anatomy, architecture, engineering, literature, mathematics, music, science, astronomy and more. His oeuvre is astounding and he is rightly famed for his masterpieces of painting such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and his astonishingly technical and graceful drawings. The phenomenon that was Leonardo would not of course have flourished to such an extent had it not been for the patronage and sponsorship of the Medici family, who commissioned a large proportion of the art and architecture of the era and fostered a fertile climate for creativity. This sumptuous new book offers a broader view of this master artist in the context of this environment, alongside the work of other key artists who benefited from the Medicis, from Brunelleschi through Donatello to Michelangelo and Raphael.

Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

Author : Frank Zöllner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Artists
ISBN : 3836586738

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Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519 by Frank Zöllner Pdf

Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture--and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo's appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture--The Vitruvian Man is engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supper is considered the single most reproduced religious painting in history, and the Mona Lisa has entranced countless artists and observers for centuries. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, this updated edition of our XL title is an unrivaled survey of Leonardo's life and work, including a catalogue raisonné encompassing both his surviving and lost paintings. Through stunning full-bleed details, we experience every measured brushstroke, each a testament to Leonardo's masterful ability. An expansive catalog of nearly 700 of Leonardo's drawings further illuminates the breadth of his pursuits. From diagrams of intricately engineered machines to portraits of plump infants, they stand reflective of his boundless and visionary technical imagination, balanced with a subtle and perceptive hand, capable of rendering quotidian moments with moving emotional timbre. Also included is a new foreword by Frank Zöllner, expanded exclusively for this special edition, which dissects the latest scientific developments on Leonardo's work and the story behind the haunting Salvator Mundi, which recently fetched a record-breaking 450 million at auction.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Alan Donnithorne
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Art
ISBN : 1909741469

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Alan Donnithorne Pdf

Leonardo da Vinci's drawings are among the most accomplished and technically varied ever made. Detailed study of those in the Royal Collection - the finest group in existence - reveals much about his materials and techniques and his innovative approach to drawing. This ground-breaking book explores a substantial number of Leonardo's most celebrated drawings in unprecedented detail. Using specialist microscopic photography it will open up a new understanding and appreciation of Leonardo's techniques and present new information on his materials, uncovering features invisible to the naked eye. In addition, infrared images bring to light the artist's first touches (including Leonardo's own thumbprint) and under-drawings, many of which have not been seen for 500 years --

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Martin Clayton,Ron Philo,Queen's Gallery (London, England)
Publisher : Royal Collection Trust
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Anatomy, Artistic
ISBN : 1909741035

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Martin Clayton,Ron Philo,Queen's Gallery (London, England) Pdf

"First published in hardback 2012 by Royal Collection Trust".-Title page verso.

The Notebooks - The Original Classic Edition

Author : Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher : Tebbo
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2012-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 148614392X

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The Notebooks - The Original Classic Edition by Leonardo da Vinci Pdf

The award-winning and bestselling collection of the exquisite, annotated notebooks of Leonardo now in paperback. Culled from more than 7,000 pages of sketches and writings found in various rare books, papers, and other resources throughout the world, Leonardos Notebooks presents, for the first time, an exhaustive collection of the insights and brilliance of perhaps the finest mind the world has ever known.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Don Nardo
Publisher : Lucent Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : JUVENILE NONFICTION
ISBN : 1420507354

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Don Nardo Pdf

This book examines the life and art of Leonardo da Vinci.

The Life and Contributions of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Godfrey Harris
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2006-10
Category : Artists
ISBN : 0935047603

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The Life and Contributions of Leonardo Da Vinci by Godfrey Harris Pdf

Provides a brief illustrated history of Leonardo da Vinci for the teenage market with emphasis on his artistic contributions and his scientific inventions. Includes a frank discussion of the three great challenges that drove his desire to succeed: his illegitimate birth, his left-handness, and his probable homosexuality. Includes a timeline of his life and events occurring elsewhere in the world.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketchbook

Author : Léonard de Vinci,Octopus
Publisher : Ilex Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2019-02-07
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1781576963

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The Leonardo Da Vinci Sketchbook by Léonard de Vinci,Octopus Pdf

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.