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Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Isaacson, Walter.
Leonardo da Vinci
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2017021625
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781501139154 1501139150 9781501139161 1501139169
OCLC Number: 980433369
Description: xii, 599 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Main Characters --
Currency in Italy in 1500 --
Note regarding the cover --
Primary periods of Leonardo's life --
Timeline ; --
Introduction: I can also paint ; --
1. Childhood --
2. Apprentice --
3. On his own --
4. Milan --
5. Leonardo's notebooks --
6. Court entertainer --
7. Personal life --
8. Vitruvian Man --
9. The horse monument --
10. Scientist --
11. Birds and flight --
12. The mechanical arts --
13. Math --
14. The nature of man --
15. Virgin of the Rocks --
16. The Milan portraits --
17. The science of art --
18. The Last Supper --
19. Personal turmoil --
20. Florence again --
21. Saint Anne --
22. Paintings lost and found --
23. Cesare Borgia --
24. Hydraulic engineer --
25. Michelangelo and the lost Battles --
26. Return to Milan --
27. Anatomy, round two --
28. The world and its waters --
29. Rome --
30. Pointing the way --
31. The Mona Lisa --
32. France --
33. Conclusion ; --
Coda: Describe the tongue of the woodpecker.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.

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