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Leonardo da Vinci?artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man?is a perennial resource of fascination as a result of his wonderful mind and boundless interest in regards to the ordinary and man-made global. in the course of his lifestyles he created quite a few artworks and saved voluminous notebooks that distinct his creative and highbrow pursuits.
The selection of writings and paintings during this wonderful e-book are drawn from his notebooks. The publication organizes his wide variety of pursuits into matters reminiscent of human figures, mild and colour, point of view and visible notion, anatomy, botany and panorama, geography, the actual sciences and astronomy, structure, sculpture, and innovations. approximately every bit of writing during the e-book is keyed to the piece of art it describes.
The writing and artwork is chosen through paintings historian H. Anna Suh, who presents interesting observation and perception into the fabric, making Leonardo's Notebooks a lovely single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.
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