Leonardo da VinciWalter Isaacson / Jul 23, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs Einstein and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo s astonish
The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science He shows how Leonardo s genius was based onThe author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science He shows 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.He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history s most creative genius.His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide ranging passions He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history s most memorable smile He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper Isaacson also describes how Leonardo s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.Leonardo s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.
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