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Leonardo Da Vinci Sherwin Nuland

Leonardo Da Vinci By Sherwin Nuland

Leonardo Da Vinci by Sherwin Nuland

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This biography is the result of the author's 20-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician and scientist, asking the question, what was it that propelled Leonardo's insatiable curiosity?

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Sherwin Nuland

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is the Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (1503-06) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance, while his notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time. In his interpretation of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes a twenty year quest to understand this unlettered man who became the greatest genius of his time: what was it that propelled Leonardo's insatiable curiosity? How could the same person, in the same moment, appear to be as naive as a child yet as profound as a sage? What was it that was truly 'modern' about this mind and work? Nuland finds clues in Leonardo's art, his scientific research, his famous notebooks and in his relationships with his family, patrons and lovers. He detects the siren voice that always brought the great artist back to science - his fascination with anatomy as the basis for his paintings and as a crucial component in his aim to systemize all knowledge of nature. Sherwin Nuland describes this staggeringly full life with authority, elegance and charm. His biography is an excellent primer on one of the greatest of all European lives.

About Sherwin Nuland

Sherwin Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery and the History of Medicine at Yale University and is one of America's best known and most distinguished scientist writers. His book How We Die won the prestigious American National Book Award in 1994 and was a national American bestseller.

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Sherwin Nuland
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