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Leonardo da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published January 1st 1987)
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Probabil cea mai bună enciclopedie din seria ei. Ne prezintă viaţa marelui pictor renascentist Da Vinci. Accentul este pus pe picturile sale, dar şi pe numeroasele invenţii practice, fantastice, profetice sau nefolosite niciodată. Pentru cei care vor să-şi îmbogăţească cunoştiinţele despre marele om al renaşterii, această mini-enciclopedie este probabil exact ce le trebuie. Informaţiile nu sunt de genul “cultură generală”, făcând aproape imposibilă situaţia în care să nu aflaţi ceva nou din enci ...more
Currently reading. Took a docent tour of the DIA last weekend as part of a fun day in the big city. Broused the gift shop and picked up this small encyclopedic or almanac-syle book that does a decent job of covering him biographically including his artistic and scientific endeavors. I love the close-ups of his artwork. Did not realize he was one of the earliest landscape artists. Amazed at the incredible realism and remarkable softness and beauty of the sculpture he either posed for or helped cr ...more