The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci

The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci

by Philosophical Library
     
 

An intriguing look inside the mind of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci stood on a bridge between medieval thought and the modern mind. In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style. The self-educated da Vinci…  See more details below

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An intriguing look inside the mind of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci stood on a bridge between medieval thought and the modern mind. In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style. The self-educated da Vinci developed a philosophical system that set him apart from his contemporaries and marked him as the oracle of a new age, and his vivid imagination and straightforward writing style capture the reader’s attention whether he is writing about his scientific analysis, his opinion of necromancy, discoveries in nature, or the nature of man. Accompanied by a thorough introduction, The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the man’s deepest thoughts and musings and proves why he remains an intriguing and enduring figure. 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453202517
Publisher:
Philosophical Library/Open Road
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Wisdom
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
87
File size:
783 KB

Meet the Author

 

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was a renowned and influential painter, sculptor, and engineer. He was one of the most profound and inquisitive thinkers of all time. Born in Florence as the illegitimate son of a notary and a peasant, da Vinci studied in Milan before moving to Rome, Bologna, and Venice to work. His most famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. 

 

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