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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6923.L33
LC item number
I827 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Main Characters -- Currency in Italy in 1500 -- Note regarding the cover -- Primary periods of Leonardo's life -- Timeline -- Introduction: I can also paint -- Chapter 1: Childhood -- Chapter 2: Apprentice -- Chapter 3. On his own -- Chapter 4: Milan -- Chapter 5: Leonardo's notebooks -- Chapter 6: Court entertainer -- Chapter 7: Personal life -- Chapter 8: Vitruvian Man -- Chapter 9: The horse monument -- Chapter 10: Scientist -- Chapter 11: Birds and flight -- Chapter 12: The mechanical arts -- Chapter 13: Math -- Chapter 14: The nature of man -- Chapter 15: Virgin of the Rocks -- Chapter 16: The Milan portraits -- Chapter 17: The science of art -- Chapter 18: The Last Supper -- Chapter 19: Personal turmoil -- Chapter 20: Florence again -- Chapter 21: Saint Anne -- Chapter 22: Paintings lost and found -- Chapter 23: Cesare Borgia -- Chapter 24: Hydraulic engineer -- Chapter 25: Michelangelo and the lost Battles -- Chapter 26: Return to Milan -- Chapter 27: Anatomy, round two -- Chapter 28: The world and its waters -- Chapter 29: Rome -- Chapter 30: Pointing the way -- Chapter 31: The Mona Lisa -- Chapter 32: France -- Chapter 33: Conclusion -- Coda Describe the tongue of the woodpecker -- Abbreviations of frequently cited sources -- Notes -- Illustration credits
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19617018
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xii, 599 pages
Isbn
9781501139154
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017020817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

    • Garland Central LibraryBorrow it
      625 Austin Street, Garland, TX, 75040, US
      32.914888 -96.638676
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