Leonardo da Vinci The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. Widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Complete works of his notes, does not include photos, drawings, or illustrations of his work.
(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)
Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, Leonardo da Vinci, William Congreve, Geoffrey Chaucer, Desiderius Brasmus & Edmund Spenser Great Books is inspired by a curriculum and a book list, as well as a method of education. Mortimer Adler lists three criteria for including a book on the list:
1. the book has contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times; 2. the book is inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; 3. the book is relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries.
Includes active table of contents. Authors include:
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison: The Federalist Papers
Charles Dickens: David Copperfield Hard Times The Pickwick Papers
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
Desiderius Brasmus: The Praise of Folly
Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queen
Francois Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Homer: The Iliad The Odyssey
Jane Austen: Emma Pride and Predjudice
Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal Gullivers Travels
Leonardo da Vinci An artist, scientist, engineer, visionary and all-round genius, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519) was arguably the main figure of the Renaissance. This project shows on no account a scientific investigation. Its aims are: first to provide a best possible overview about the work of Leonardo da Vinci and secondly to optimize the digitalized art work this means to show a maximum number of the original drawings with a preferable low loss of quality.
Table of contents:
I. Leonardo da Vinci - the Inventor
II. The Leonardo Timeline
Crane with an annular platform
IV. Military engeneering
Lances, clubs and other weapons
Study for four balistae
Reaping wagons and tank
Crossbow motor for the flying machina
Aerial Screw Helicopter
Leonardo da Vinci Complete Version
Leonardo da Vinci was possibly the most widely talented person ever to live. Painter of The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, engineer, architect, anatomist, he defined Renaissance Man like no other.
Codex Arundel is a collection of notes made between 1480 and 1518, dealing mainly with mechanics and geometry. Amongst the highlights are studies on the moons reflection of light, the movement of water, observations on the production of sound and light, and designs for diving apparatus. In the notebook we clearly see Leonardo’s mind at work on a dizzying variety of subjects, and we can trace the evolution of ideas through his words and sketches.
The notebook is written in Leonardo’s distinctive “mirror writing” possibly to preserve his secrets, possibly just because he was left-handed.
The collection of notes were bought by Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel in the 17th century, were bound and became known as Codex Arundel. The codex then passed to the Royal Society before coming to rest around 1831 in the British Museum Library, now known as the British LIbrary.
This eBookTreasures facsimile edition contains a flip function to reverse Leonardo's mirror writing as well as text and audio interpretation on selected pages.
Leonardo da Vinci Studies of the Human Body and Principles of Anatomy
131 Drawings from Leonardo da Vinci
An artist, scientist, engineer, visionary and all-round genius, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519) was arguably the main figure of the Renaissance. This project shows on no account a scientific investigation. Its aims are: first to provide a best possible overview about the work of Leonardo da Vinci and secondly to optimize the digitalized art work this means to show a maximum number of the original drawings with a preferable low loss of quality.
Table of contents:
1. Leonardo da Vinci - the Anatomist
2. Leonardo Da Vinci's Life - The Leonardo Timeline
Study of proportions
The head, the skull and the spine
The heart, lungs and other organs
The gastrointestinal tract
Anatomical study of the man and women torso and the genitourinary system
The reproductive organs, the reproduction and the fetus
The shoulder, the arm and hand
The leg and the foot
The muscles of the shoulder, torso and leg
Leonardo da Vinci Scientist, painter, mechanical engineer, sculptor, thinker, city planner, storyteller, musician, architect — Leonardo da Vinci, builder of the first flying machine, was one of the great universal geniuses of Western civilization. His voluminous notebooks, the great storehouse of his theories and discoveries, are presented here in 1566 extracts that reveal the full range of Leonardo's versatile interest: all the important writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, astronomy, geography, topography, and other fields are included, in both Italian and English, with 186 plates of manuscript pages and many other drawings reproduced in facsimile size.
Leonardo da Vinci A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Adoration of the Magi, The Last Supper, theSforza monument, and more. 60 illustrations.
Leonardo da Vinci & H. Anna Suh Leonardo da Vinci's life is fascinating; he is the prototypical Renaissance man, and acknowledged genius. Leonardo's Notebooks explores this biography in his own words and in his art, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments. Exploring this image-filled book is as close to reading Da Vinci's diaries as we can get.
Leonardo da Vinci, artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man, is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits.
The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.
The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 near the Tuscan town of Vinci, the illegitimate son of a local lawyer. He was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor.
This book contains all paintings and important drawings about engineer,geology, anatomy, flight, gravity and architecture by Leonardo.
Leonardo da Vinci Using scientific methods in his investigations of the human body — the first ever by an artist — da Vinci was able to produce remarkably accurate depictions of the "ideal" human figure. This exceptional collection reprints 59 of his sketches of the skeleton, skull, upper and lower extremities, human embryos, and other subjects.
Leonardo da Vinci Begun at Florence, in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli, on the 22nd day of March 1508. And this is to be a collection without order, taken from many papers which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place, according to the subjects of which they may treat. But I believe that before I am at the end of this [task] I shall have to repeat the same things several times; for which, O reader! do not blame me, for the subjects are many and memory cannot retain them [all] and say: 'I will not write this because I wrote it before.' And if I wished to avoid falling into this fault, it would be necessary in every case when I wanted to copy [a passage] that, not to repeat myself, I should read over all that had gone before; and all the more since the intervals are long between one time of writing and the next.
Leonardo da Vinci A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci. Table of Content: Introduction I Thoughts on Life II Thoughts on Art III Thoughts on Science Bibliographical Note
Leonardo da Vinci A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display the astonishing range of his genius. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in Leonardo and his complex and enquiring intelligence. This brand-new selection of sketches, diagrams and writings from the notebooks is a beautiful and varied record of Leonardo's theories and observations, embracing not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science and philosophy. Complete with a short biographical essay describing Leonardo's life and achievements, this is the perfect introduction to a mysterious and endlessly fascinating genius.