⤶ Leonardo da Vinci library ⦮ ePUB By Walter Isaacson 䕸 ⤶ Leonardo da Vinci library ⦮ ePUB By Walter Isaacson 䕸 An Best Book of October 2017 With biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs under his belt, and a reputation as one of our premiere nonfiction writers, Walter Isaacson is the right person to take on a monumental figure like Leonardo da Vinci To write this biography Isaacson immersed himself in da Vincis 7,200 pages of notebooks, which these days are spread across the map Da Vincis interests were even divergent, and Isaacsons empathetic and deeply researched portrait illustrates how he willed himself to genius through endless curiosity and a creativity that sometimes crossed over into fantasy Much like Isaacsons previous subjects of Ben Franklin and Steve Jobs, da Vinci was a polymath he was passionate about art, science, nature, and technology, and he never stopped questioning, practicing, or experimenting This is what made him the great innovator and historical figure that we recognize todayand Isaacson points out that this is a particular form of genius that can teach us how to live our own lives Chris Schluep, Book ReviewAs always, Isaacson writes with a strongly synthesizing intelligence across a tremendous range the result is a valuable introduction to a complex subject Beneath its diligent research, the book is a study in creativity how to define it, how to achieve it Most important, Isaacson tells a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life The New Yorker 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 and 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, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Wright Brothersand 1776 Isaacsons essential subject is the singular life of brilliance Isaacson deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo a masterpiece of concision San Francisco Chronicle A captivating narrative about art and science, curiosity and discipline Adam Grant, 1 New York Times Bestselling author of Originals He comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacsons ambitious new biography a vigorous, insightful portrait of the worlds most famous portraitistIsaacsons purpose is a thorough synthesis, which he achieves with flair The Washington Post Walter Isaacson is a renaissance man Rather like Leonardo, hes driven by a joyful desire to discover That joy bubbles forth in this magnificent book In Isaacson, Leonardo gets the biographer he deservesan author capable of comprehending his often frenetic, frequently weird quest to understand This is not just a joyful book its also a joy to behold Isaacson deserves immense praise for producing a very human portrait of a genius The Times of London The pleasure of an Isaacson biography is that it doesnt traffic in such cynical stuff the author tells stories of people who, by definition, are inimitable.Isaacson is at his finest when he analyzes what made Leonardo human The New York Times Monumental Leonardo led an astonishingly interesting eventful life And Isaacson brilliantly captures its essence The Toronto Star Majestic Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate Kirkus Reviews, starred review Illuminating This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure Publishers Weekly, starred review Isaacson uses his subjects contradictions to give him humanity and depth Anthony Grafton, The New York Times Encompassing in its coverage, robust in its artistic explanations, yet written in a smart, conversational tone, this is both a solid introduction to the man and a sweeping saga of his genius Booklist, starred review A fresh and enthusiastic reading of the extraordinary da Vinci notebooks, written in a way that makes them both accessible and contemporary Absorbing, enlightening and always engaging Miranda Seymour, author of Mary Shelley Isaacsons biography is linear enough to follow easily, yet it returns, as did the artist, time and again, to the highly concrete, enticingly yet rigorously investigable mysteries of the human and natural world Model This beautiful book, on coated stock, showing text and illustrations to the best advantage, is a pleasure to hold Bay Area Reporter Isaacson, to his credit, helps us see Leonardos artistic vision with fresh eyes He writes simply and clearly, and even though his principal character hails from antiquity, the narrative hums like a headline from the morning paper, alert to topical parallels between then and now we finish the book with a renewed conviction that the worlds most famous Renaissance man was, in essence, inimitable Christian Science Monitor A full and engrossing profile of the artist The author moves fluidly between the scientific inquiries of Leonardos notebooks and the artistic achievements in his sketchbooks, and carries the same themes, such as the artists boundless curiosity and inquiry, through them in a way that does not seem too facile or overapplied East Hampton Star A 21st century page turner USA Today Exuberant a richly illustrated ride through the artists life a fascinating, bonbon size tribute to the man who thought to ask Newsday Beautifully produced and illustrated, the biography is an ideal match of author and subject Fascinated by Leonardos genius, Isaacson lucidly and lovingly captures his stunning powers of observation that spanned so many disciplines Isaacsons monumental and magnificent biography does succeed in helping us understand what made da Vincis paintings so memorable, and in making Leonardo much accessible, as a genius, a man of and outside of his times, and as a quirky, obsessive, playful, and easily distracted human being Tulsa World In some ways this is Walter Isaacsons most ambitious book He uses the life he recounts in a wonderful way to speculate on the source of geniusesalways you are informed, entertained, stimulated, satisfied This has to be the most beautifully illustrated and printed book Ive seen in recent years Fareed Zakaria GPS A splendid work that provides an illuminating guide to the output of one of the last millenniums greatest minds Guardian US Leonardo da Vincis prowess as a polymath driven by insatiable curiosity about everything from the human womb to deadly weaponry still stuns In this copiously illustrated biography, we feel its force all over again Walter Isaacson wonderfully conveys how Leonardos genius unified science and art NATURE Dazzling HARVARD GAZETTE Luminous Leonardo Da Vinci is an elegantly illustrated book that broadens Isaacsons viewfinder on the psychology of major lives Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs are the subjects of his previous biographies, best sellers all THE DAILY BEAST Leonardo da Vinci Biography, Art, Facts Britannica Leonardo was an artist and engineer who is best known for his paintings, notably the Mona Lisa c Last Supper His drawing of Vitruvian Man has also become a Wikipedia di ser Piero Italian leo nardo s r pj ro v vint i April May , commonly or simply Leonardo, polymath Renaissance whose areas interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering Paintings Drawings, Quotes Bio born in Tuscan hamlet near He began nine year apprenticeship at age to Andrea del Verrocchio, popular sculptor, painter goldsmith important figure art world day Home Da The Genius While as artist, work scientist inventor make him true man serves role model applying scientific method every aspect life, including music HISTORY Early Life Training Anchiano, Tuscany now Italy close town that provided surname we associate with today Walter An Best Book October With biographies Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs under belt, reputation one our premiere nonfiction writers, Isaacson right person take on monumental like Biography Live Science Credit Vinci, ca Born Italy, son prominent attorney notary young peasant girl Simple English Wikipedia, free lived time RenaissanceHe famous but he scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, architect, botanist, musician, writer Science inventions illegitimate Messer Piero, notary, Caterina, woman early life spent region valley Arno River Florence firstly mother later childhood household father, grandfather uncle Francesco by Goodreads author acclaimed bestsellers Jobs, Franklin brings this exciting new biography Based thousands pages from astonishing notebooks discoveries about work, weaves narrative connects science parents were unmarried birth small village named Ser Florentine landlord, mother, shortly thereafter married artisan hill RiverHis grandfather, Antonio wrote down details not To read magnificent tour through works most extraordinary human beings all company engaging, informed, insightful guide imaginable once among paintings In its simplicity, composition scene masterful power effect comes striking contrast attitudes disciples counterposed Christ what would history influential visual interpretation event chronicled four Gospels books Christian New Testament National Gallery, London child, raised paternal father had flourishing legal practice city Florence, where received artistic training sculptor Verrocchio Isaacson, Paperback Barnes CHAPTER Childhood DA VINCI good luck be out wedlock Otherwise, have been expected firstborn legitimate sons family stretching back least five generations Overview Analysis TheArtStory first prime exemplar term Although exhaustive personal interests led mastery multiple fields, widely considered greatest paintersSteve Books FREE shipping qualifying offers than forty interviews conducted over two years 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