Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

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… (more)

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Then again, the choice of a tight angle lens might have been deliberate. After all, Leonardo himself painted his portrait subjects against blurry, indistinct landscapes.

What endures after reading “Leonardo da Vinci” is just how indifferent to glory the man was. He lived in a world of his private obsessions. He often despaired over his failure to get anything done.

It’s not surprising that Isaacson is good at recounting the science bits — and Leonardo’s voracious curiosity took him through pretty much any science you can conjure, with the possible exception of particle physics — but he’s an equally excellent guide to Leonardo’s paintings.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781501139154

Page count: 624 pages

File size: 450.3 MB

Language: English


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