Books on Italian Artist and Inventor Leonardo da Vinci

Books on Italian Artist and Inventor Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. Whose genius and work also contributed to the areas of interest anatomy, architecture, astronomy, botany, cartography, engineering, geology, history, invention, literature, mathematics, music, painting, science, sculpting, and writing.

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Title: Leonardo Da Vinci: Flights of the Mind

As the success of blockbusters like The Da Vinci Code shows, the incomparable and enigmatic Leonardo da Vinci continues to captivate. In this widely acclaimed biography, Charles Nicholl uncovers the man behind the myth of the “Renaissance master.” Painter, sculptor, inventor, draftsman, anatomist—Leonardo's life and career encompassed so many of the creative achievements that made his era spectacular. Nicholl skillfully captures it all while tracing his subject's journey from an illegitimate child in Tuscany to his service with some of the most powerful families of Renaissance Europe. Rich with historical background, packed with black-and-white and color illustrations, and utterly engaging, this is the definitive look at a figure whose genius reaches out to us through the centuries.

Author(s): Charles Nicholl
ISBN 13: 9780143036128
Pages: 448
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Title: Leonardo Da Vinci

Author(s): Frank Zollner
ISBN 13: 9783836529754
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Title: Leonardo: The Artist and the Man

"A considerable work of assimilative scholarship and common sense...races along merrily."—The Boston Globe.

Author(s): Serge Bramly
ISBN 13: 9780140231755
Pages: 512
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Title: Leonardos Brain

Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the ...
Author(s): Leonard Shlain
ISBN 13: 9781493009398
Pages: 256
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Title: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 1

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9780486225722
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Title: Leonardo’s Notebooks

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9781579128173
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Title: The Philosophical Diary of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9781566490597
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Title: Leonardo da Vinci (Forgotten Books

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath; a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Born as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant girl, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, spending his final years in France at the home given to him by King Francois I. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
Author(s): Maurice Walter Brockwell
ISBN 13: 9781606800355
Pages: 52
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Title: Leonardo Da Vinci

Author(s): Kenneth Clark, Martin Kemp
ISBN 13: 9780140169829
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Title: Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

Author(s): Roberta Edwards
ISBN 13: 9780448443010
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Title: Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself

From armored tanks and gliders to "plastic glass" and drawing machines, this interactive book explores the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime and remained sketches in his famous notebooks; kids examine some of these original sketches and learn about the models he made of his inventions. From there they delve into detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for each project, which are interspersed with historical facts, biographical anecdotes, and trivia. Most of the building can be done using simple household supplies: construction paper, tape, markers, glue, cardboard tubes, aluminum foil, and cardboard boxes. Background about the Renaissance as a period of remarkable achievement in art and science appears throughout the book.

Author(s): Maxine Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780974934426
Pages: 144
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Title: Notebooks

Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables, epigrams, and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection, organized in seven themed sections, offers a fascinating and informative sample of his writings. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, who explores the artist's genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts. The book also features new notes and a chronology of Leonardo's life.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9780199299027
Pages: 352
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Title: Thoughts on Art and Life

“All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its mechanical part.” A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. There are sections covering the great man's thoughts on life, art and science. Maurice Baring trawled the available manuscripts to distil da Vinci's writings on these subjects into a single, accessible tome, which will be of interest to students of da Vinci, the Renaissance and the history of both art and science. “Some most interesting instances of Leonardo’s keen and inquisitive observation. The eye fascinated Leonardo. He observes it acutely under many conditions…The remarkable restlessness of a creative mind that could not choose but employ itself in investigation and inquiry. Of course he insists on being guilty of the great forensic sin of proving too much. But what a busy head! This is a book which on one who has wondered at the smile of the Mona Lisa will fail to find of great interest; for in it is set down, quite simply for the most part, the personality of an uncommon thinker.” -The International Studio, Volume 31, March, 1907 Introduction I. Thoughts on Life II. Thoughts on Art III. Thoughts on Science IV. Bibliographical Note V. Table of References
Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci;Maurice Baring
ISBN 13: 9781512154252
Pages: 202
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Title: Leonardo and the Last Supper

Author(s): Ross King
ISBN 13: 9781620403082
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Title: Leonardo's Machines: Da Vinci's Inventions Revealed

Combining the original coded notebooks and modern computer imaging, over 30 of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions are pieced together in this work, in never-before-seen, mechanically accurate, computer-generated artworks. Annotated diagrams show each working part of the contraptions, demonstrating in incredible detail how the machines would have operated. It also includes fascinating recreations of the finished inventions that show how they would have been used in contemporary life -- from manned flying machines and mechanical bridges to musical instruments and devastating circular tanks. In-depth analysis of da Vinci's inventions reveal the stories that led to the finished designs.
Author(s): Domenico Laurenza, Mario Taddei
ISBN 13: 9780715324448
Pages: 240
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Title: Leonardo Paintings and Drawings : 24 Cards

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9780486439563
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Title: Leonardo da Vinci's Machines

Author(s): Marco Cianchi
ISBN 13: 9788882000035
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Title: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 2

Author(s): Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN 13: 9780486225739
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Title: Leonardo: On Flight

Author(s): Domenico Laurenza
ISBN 13: 9788809037847
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Title: Leonardo's Machines. Secrets and Inventions in the Da Vinci Codices

Author(s): Laurenza, Domenico. Taddei, Mario. Zanon, Edoardo
ISBN 13: 9788809043633
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Title: How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author.

Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci's thought process:
Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poise Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. "Systems" thinking.

Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci's personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability.

As the president of NPR said after working with Gelb, this is a program recommended for "anyone who wants to experience a personal and professional Renaissance."

Author(s): Michael J. Gelb
ISBN 13: 9780440508274
Pages: 336
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