Leonardo Da Vinci – beyond brilliant man. Artist, sculptor, architect, inventor, imagination extraordinaire. This genius is beyond adjectives and description. Yet, author Walter Isaacson, in his opus – Leonardo Da Vinci– brings the man alive in amazing detail. This book is heavy – both physically and linguistically. This is a rich book – the publication is beautiful: lovely presentation, rich reproductions of paintings, and dense printing – nice pages. This is not a cheap book and I advise buying the official hardcover. It’s worth the investment.
Cover blurb – Leonardo’s ability to combine art and science, made iconic by his drawing of what may be himself inside a circle and a square, remains the enduring recipe for innovation. 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.
That’s the key to this fascinating book – question. Leonardo woke up thinking outside the box. Every day was an experiment – whether art, sculpture, defense weapons, flying, and any scientific properties, he conducted experiments, kept journals, and asked questions. Optics, math, perspectives in art, autopsies – you name it – he dug in deep to find answers. Every page of this book is filled with extraordinary research on a man who affects life today. Isaacson’s writing keeps the reader engaged and amazed. Contemplate the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and more. Just wow…….
L is for Leonardo Da Vinci – the man, the book – explore and learn more………and just say wow.