Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind

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$11.32
UPC:
9780143036128
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 29, 2005)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
622
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.4 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10:
0143036122
ISBN-13:
978-0143036128
Author:
Charles Nicholl

Product Overview

In this engaging and thoroughly researched biography, Charles Nicholl uncovers the man behind the myth of the great Renaissance master. At times a painter, sculptor, inventor, draftsman, and anatomist, Leonardos life cannot easily be summarized. And yet, Nicholl skillfully traces the artists early days as an illegitimate child in Tuscany; his apprenticeship with Verrocchio in Florence; his service with some of the most powerful Renaissance families; his relationships with Michelangelo and Machiavelli; and his final days at the French royal court. In addition, Nicholl looks beyond the well-known stories of Leonardos famous masterpieces, and gives us a glimpse into the artists everyday life. We learn of Leonardos penchant for jokes, his fascination with flight, his obsessive note making, and even what he ate. Nicholl weaves these details together in a fascinating portrait that goes far towards revealing the enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate present-day readers.

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