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Leonardo Da Vinci  (English, Hardcover, Isaacson Walter)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN: 9781471166761, 9781471166761
  • Pages: 624
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller 'Walter Isaacson is not an art historian, he's simply a lover of Leonardo, who manages to communicate the sheer joy of this remarkable man' Books of the Year - The Times 'Walter Isaacson keeps the mortal man to the fore. For all his supernatural gifts as an artist and natural scientist. Leonardo was resolutely human (illegitimate, vegan, in need of patrons) rather than the near deity of legend. Isaacson is an assured guide to Leonardo's fallibility - so many projects started, so few completed - as well as his extraordinary curiosity and his even more remarkable painterly skills that were sharpened by intense observation.' Michael Prodger, Books of the Year - The Sunday Times 'Infinitely curious, easily distracted, vain and vegetarian, Leonardo is brought to vivid life in this accomplished biography.' - The SundayTimes. 'an illuminating guide to the output of one of the last millennium's greatest minds.' - The Observer 'Isaacson doesn't claim to make any fresh discoveries, but his book is intelligently organised, simply written and beautifully illustrated.' Book of the Day, The Guardian. 'Isaacson's scholarship is impressive-he cites not only primary sources but secondary materials by art critics, essayists, and da Vinci's other biographers. This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure.' - Publisher's Weekly "A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it."-The New Yorker "Vigorous, insightful."-The Washington Post "A masterpiece."-San Francisco Chronicle "Luminous."-The Daily Beast 'To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.' David McCullough The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of GBP341 million. He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? 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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  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Year
  • October
Dimensions
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  • 234 mm
Length
  • 156 mm
Ratings & Reviews
4.6
360 Ratings &
44 Reviews
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5

Wonderful

very much be interested in this book Leonardo da vinci.he is the complete of human being. his skills and experience is mostly be unbelievable. but this books I see painting mostly have is wondering. he is imagination have been billion of painting, architecture, maths, engineering, and more be. he is faith of believe and he is individual skills practically use and learn. therefore, fine out more and more research to be various characteristics. that's way I taking about Leonardo da vicni is the...
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Terrific purchase

I wanted to read this book from last year but didn't get to. I got through the books and i felt like i was swaying through someone's life looking into their achievements and impacts on our lives. This book is a must read. Delivery arrived at perfect date. But the condition of book was not best but good.
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Nice product

Book is fantastic and was delivered in best condition. Delivery time is an issue though.
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Very Good

Got it for a good price.. But one corner of the book got damaged in the packing.. Please make sure to pack it in a secure way
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May, 2019

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Super!

Received this book today in great condition, great page and print quality, looking forward to read it and will post the review of the overall book.
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Wonderful

Good
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Perfect product!

Amazing book
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Super!

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Utterly Disappointed

I'm reviewing this book on the basis of its delivery....I received torn book from Flipkart.... dear reader, please don't buy it from Flipkart
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Super book!

Super book at super deal price with super service by Flipkart. Thanks.
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Q:How much did you pay for it?
A:756 + 76 cash back on phone pay.i don't this kind book is good for e reading.
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Q:This book is with hard covered or with paper covered?
A:Paper covered
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Q:what about book quality?
A:The quality of the book is absolutely amazing .
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Q:Is this a hardcover?
A:no , but printed on very good quality thick paper. book is heavy due to this. printed in Italy.
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Q:How many rokda for this book?
A:604 Rupee
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Q:how many chapters are there in this book?
A:Total 33 chapters and 600 pages with index. You can go for it 👍
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Q:Are there pictures of paintings by Da Vinci in the paperback book?
A:Yes. it has along with detailed history/ significance/ technicalities
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Q:is this a Biography or something related to it?
A:Biography
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Q:Is it a hardcover one or paper back?
A:It is a paper back edition and a good one to buy to know the genius !
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