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Leonardo da Vinci
     

Leonardo da Vinci

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by Anna Abraham
 

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Leonardo da Vinci personified the Renaissance, the extraordinary age in which he lived. Best known as one of the world's greatest painters, he sketched the foundations for inventions that would not come to fruition for centuries.

Born a bastard in a hillside village in northern Italy, Leonardo became the protégé of princes, popes, and kings. He mastered so

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Leonardo da Vinci personified the Renaissance, the extraordinary age in which he lived. Best known as one of the world's greatest painters, he sketched the foundations for inventions that would not come to fruition for centuries.

Born a bastard in a hillside village in northern Italy, Leonardo became the protégé of princes, popes, and kings. He mastered so many branches of science that scholars still debate whether he was greater as an anatomist, botanist, cartographer, engineer, geographer, or naturalist.

Nevertheless, he died unhappy, believing he had failed to work the miracles of which he had dreamed. Here is his extraordinary story.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148136194
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
200,510
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Anna Abraham studied history at the Sorbonne. This is her first book.

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Leonardo da Vinci 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picture Perfect What a wonderful book. I learned so much about da Vinci that I never knew. It was not easy being an artist in Renaissance Italy. This book is well written and easy to read - the length is perfect. High recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anna Abraham is a very talented writer. I loved this book. Leonardo da Vinci is a captivating subject and Abraham does a high quality job detailing the things that made him great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slurps coffee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like art and history this book gives you both in avrry readable fasion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yo Donkey! (by da way abraham, nice details) Third. Shoot.