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Leonardo da Vinci / Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson, Walter, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 28 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Leonardo (Text) 22960001492965 Adult New Non-Fiction On holds shelf -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch B Leonardo (Text) 22960001492981 Adult New Non-Fiction Checked out 01/06/2018
Anderson - Powdersville Branch B Leonardo (Text) 27737071 Adult Rental Non-Fiction Checked out 01/02/2018
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Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530010626329 Adult New Books Checked out 01/02/2018
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530010627350 Adult New Books Checked out 12/27/2017
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Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530010629380 Adult New Books Checked out 12/29/2017
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  • ISBN: 9781501139154
  • ISBN: 1501139150
  • Physical Description: xii, 599 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-570) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: I can also paint -- Childhood -- Apprentice -- On his own -- Milan -- Leonardo's notebooks -- Court entertainer -- Personal life -- Vitruvian Man -- The horse monument -- Scientist -- Birds and flight -- The mechanical arts -- Math -- The nature of man -- Virgin of the Rocks -- The Milan portraits -- The science of art -- The Last Supper -- Personal turmoil -- Florence again -- Saint Anne -- Paintings lost and found -- Cesare Borgia -- Hydraulic engineer -- Michelangelo and the lost Battles -- Return to Milan -- Anatomy, round two -- The world and its waters -- Rome -- Pointing the way -- The Mona Lisa -- France -- Conclusion -- Coda. Describe the tongue of the woodpecker.
Summary, etc.: 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, geology, and weaponry. 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.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Artists > Italy > Biography.
Scientists > Italy > Biography.
Gifted persons > Italy > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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