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Leonardo Da Vinci in His Own Words

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This book captures the beauty and genius of Leonardo da Vinci's writings, which are accompanied by his evocative sketches and drawings. Discover the farsightedness and brilliance of the mind that brought us some of the greatest artwork and most incredible inventions from the Mona Lisa to the hot air balloon. The text is concentrated on four themes:

• Science—observations of
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by Gramercy (first published 2005)
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Meryl
Jul 14, 2009 Meryl rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Da Vinci and art geeks.
Recommended to Meryl by: friend from art class.
Wow, I've never taken such a GREAT interest in Da Vinci as a person, but I always liked his artwork. He's absolutely astounding! An actual genuis! The ways he tells things, how he will describe something in the quotes that are written all through this book, he's just incredible.

William Wray really writes little in this book though because it's mostly Leonardo quotes and pictures/paintings (which are beautiful). Seems like a Get Rich Quick way of publishing, but it was published (and I read it) s
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Taymara Jagmohan
Apr 23, 2012 Taymara Jagmohan rated it really liked it
Beautiful.

I breezed through this one.
How can one be tempted into temptation when there is no energy?
How can one progress when there is no honesty?
I just loathe the liars. You can judge me; or call me names, but never lie to me, for your life is just as distasteful as the lie itself.
I hate liars. I do.

-Love possesses us all.


Taymara.
Michelle
Jan 13, 2009 Michelle rated it liked it
There are many sketches and quotes from his notebooks. It's not extensive, but a great introduction to his genius. This book does a good job of showing the insight he had in such a broad range of subjects. It's amazing how ahead of his time he was.
Michael Harris
Dec 30, 2011 Michael Harris rated it really liked it
A friends of the HHI Library find. A beautiful edited book of Da Vinci's illustrations with his writings on those subjects. Truly a genius on many levels.
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