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The Resource Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

Label
Leonardo da Vinci
Title
Leonardo da Vinci
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
The best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin draws on da Vinci's remarkable notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master's art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci's genius was based on the skills and qualities of everyday people, from curiosity and observation to imagination and fantasy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596970
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Artists
  • Scientists
  • Gifted persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [533]-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000059912484
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 599 pages
Isbn
9781501139154
Lccn
2017020817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980433369
Label
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [533]-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000059912484
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 599 pages
Isbn
9781501139154
Lccn
2017020817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980433369

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