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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
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530006039751 Adult New Books On holds shelf -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530010626329 Adult New Books Checked out 01/02/2018
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Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 0530010629380 Adult New Books Checked out 12/29/2017
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Calhoun - Main Library B LEONARDO (Text) 30102100722774 New Shelves Checked out 01/09/2018
Cherokee - Blacksburg Library B LEO (Text) 33636004134468 Adult Biography Available -
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Colleton - Main Library B Da Vinci, Leonardo (Text) 3010310836 Adult Biography Available -
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Harvin-Clarendon - Library 92 Le (Text) 20809100049790 Adult New Non-fiction Checked out 12/28/2017
Kershaw - Camden Library B DA VINCI (Text) 33255003420016 Adult New Book Checked out 12/21/2017
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch B LEONARDO (Text) 30553103402485 Adult Biography Checked out 12/29/2017
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Record details

  • 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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Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
by Isaacson, Walter
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Leonardo Da Vinci


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, 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. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper . Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. 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 of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it--to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.
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