Elle Saverini's Reviews > Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind

Leonardo da Vinci by Charles Nicholl
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Dec 07, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Elle by: self
Recommended for: everyone
Read in May, 2006

A near masterpiece in its reconstruction of historical fact and approachable, touchable genius: "La minestra se fredda..." he scribbles in the margins of his work -
- the cook has called him repestedly because the "Soup is getting cold ..." He is just like us, and yet ...
Leonardo, with all the scope his name ellicits -- lives and breathes in these pages with glorious illustrations.
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