Leonardo’s Universe: The Renaissance World of Leonardo DaVinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci, (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. More at wikipedia.

Leonardo’s Universe: The Renaissance World of Leonardo Da Vinci (Hardcover)

Some five centuries after his birth, readers still hungrily ponder the mysteries behind Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketch-filled notebooks, radical inventions, and enigmatic paintings. This stunning book explores his insights in a magnificently illustrated and informative style. Every page resonates with Leonardo’s genius, demonstrated by his own art and writings and modern diagrams and workable re-creations of his inventions.

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