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101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci: The Secrets Of The World's Most Eccentric And Innovative Genius Revealed!
     

101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci: The Secrets Of The World's Most Eccentric And Innovative Genius Revealed!

by Shana Priwer, Cynthia Phillips
 

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Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes a

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Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes a fun, fresh look at the master, from his less-than-illustrious origins as an illegitimate child, to his later years hobnobbing with popes, dukes, and kings.

This engaging volume is your ticket to all sorts of off-beat tidbits, including how and why:

  • Leonardo developed a backwards writing code, to keep his ideas secret.
  • The Italian military swiped the bronze for one of Leonardo's sculptures.
  • Catholic monks filed a lawsuit against Leonardo over the Virgin of the Rocks.
  • And more
Full of the unexpected, this book takes you beyond the hearsay and hype, proving that when it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, fact really is stranger than fiction!

Editorial Reviews

In 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci, two Ivy League experts reveal secrets and little-known facts about the man who Michelangelo once belittled as "that lyre-player from Milan." An entertaining, breezy read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440518607
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
101 Things
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

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