Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance

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by Alessandro Vezzosi
     
 

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Scientist, painter, philosopher, anatomist, astronomer, engineer, inventor, courtier: Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance. This book surveys the life and work of a unique genius, from his childhood in Italy to his death in France. More than a biography, it sets his life in the context of the great courts he visited: Medici Florence,… See more details below

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Scientist, painter, philosopher, anatomist, astronomer, engineer, inventor, courtier: Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance. This book surveys the life and work of a unique genius, from his childhood in Italy to his death in France. More than a biography, it sets his life in the context of the great courts he visited: Medici Florence, ducal Milan, royal France. Written for both younger and adult audiences, it presents a readable discussion of Leonardo's complex art, life, and thought, explores his ground-breaking research in medicine, hydraulics, metal-casting, mechanics, painting techniques, architecture, and the new science of warfare and weaponry, and examines his place in intellectual and art history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810928091
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Discoveries Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
546,590
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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