LEONARDO DA VINCI Book
By Walter Isaacson
The author of the 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, 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.
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.
6X9 H/B, 624 pp.