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Walter Isaacson - Leonardo Da Vinci

Upcoming Event
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

As great a scientist as he was an artist, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) produced aesthetic masterpieces such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa alongside The Vitruvian Man, which was also a study in proportions. Most of his projects drew on multiple disciplines, and his notebooks reveal a mind deeply engaged with math, engineering, botany, geology, and more. In this new biography of the quintessential Renaissance man, Isaacson draws extensively on these notebooks, which reveal da Vinci as a careful observer with an insatiable curiosity and a wide-ranging imagination. As a scholar, he absorbed knowledge, but as an innovator—and a left-handed, gay, vegetarian heretic—he also questioned it. Isaacson, author of award-winning biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and others, illuminates not just what da Vinci achieved, but how he did it.

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

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