Jeff Raymond's Reviews > Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

Da Vinci's Ghost by Toby Lester
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Jan 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: goodreads-first-reads-wins, arcs-manuscripts, books-i-own
Read from February 08 to 10, 2012

Random thoughts on Da Vinci's Ghost, a book about the creation of the Vitruvian Man, the iconic image created by Leonardo da Vinci and replicated on pretty much everything :

* I don't know nearly enough about Leonardo da Vinci. I know basics, but felt somewhat lost with a lot of what was going on here.

* With that said, this is surprisingly informative and appears to be well-researched for a book that reads as if it has a general audience in mind, so that was good.

Really, I'm always happy to have some of my knowledge gaps exposed, and this filled one of them quite well. I got a lot out of this, even if it was slow goings from time to time, and I do want to spend more time w/da Vinci now, if only to get a broader outlook. Still, definitely worth your time if you're looking for something short about something you might not have thought too much about.

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