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10 books about Leonardo da Vinci
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Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards
This book was published 16 years ago by Penguin Workshop and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
"Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor."--Amazon.com.
Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master (Notebook Series) by Leonardo Da Vinci
Category: Artists' Books
This book was published 8 years ago by Black Dog & Leventhal and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
A selection of sketches, diagrams, and notebook writings by the Italian Renaissance master offers insight into his theories and observations as well as his role in period art, town planning, science, and philosophy.
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by Gene Barretta
Category: How Things Work
This book was published 5 years ago by Square Fish and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago! At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas—many inspired by his love of nature—foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future.
Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini
Category: Artists' Books
This book was published 8 years ago by Rizzoli and takes approximately 13.2 hours to read.
Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey
This book was published 3 years ago by Arcade and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving. Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse. Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius. Oil and Marble is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Leonardo da Vinci: The 100 Milestones by Martin Kemp
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 2 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Spring 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, and this volume by a leading da Vinci authority takes a fresh look at the master through a broadly chronological exploration of 100 of his milestones in art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy, and more. Lavishly illustrated with stunning images, it provides unique insight into Leonardo's thinking across many fields of discipline.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing by Martin Clayton
This book was published 3 years ago by Rizzoli Electa and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
On the heels of Walter Isaacson's beloved new biography (Fall 2017), and increased media attention (as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist's death), this book's appeal will extend beyond the devoted and numerous members of Leonardo's audience to reach a popular one. The most comprehensive collection of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings provides an intimate look at the mind and hand of the genius.
Walter Isaacson: The Genius Biographies: Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published 2 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 86.4 hours to read.
This exclusive boxed set from beloved New York Times bestselling author Walter Isaacson features his definitive biographies: Steve Jobs, Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo da Vinci. “If anybody in America understands genius, it’s Walter Isaacson.” —Salon Celebrated historian, journalist, and bestselling author Walter Isaacson’s biography collection of geniuses now available in one boxed set—the perfect gift for history lovers everywhere. Steve Jobs: The “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of legendary Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The story of the roller-coaster life and intense creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Isaacson’s portrait touched millions of readers. Einstein: How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein—also the basis for the ten-part National Geographic series starring Geoffrey Rush—shows how Einstein’s scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Benjamin Franklin: In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Ben Franklin’s amazing life, showing how the most fascinating Founding Father helped forge the American national identity. Leonardo da Vinci: History’s consummate innovator and most creative thinker. Isaacson illustrates 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.
Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines Kit: Paper Airplanes Based on the Great Master's Sketches - That Really Fly! (13 Pop-out models; Easy-to-follow instructions; Slingshot launcher) by Andrew Dewar
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 2 years ago by Tuttle Publishing and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
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