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How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci : seven steps to genius every day

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, ©1998.
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Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author. Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Problems and Exercises
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gelb
ISBN: 0385323816 9780385323819 9780965064514 0965064514
OCLC Number: 38496564
Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: "Born of the Sun" xi --
Introduction: Your Brain Is Much Better than You Think 2 --
The Renaissance, Then and Now 12 --
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci 20 --
The Seven Da Vincian Principles 47 --
Conclusion: Leonardo's Legacy 258 --
The Beginner's Da Vinci Drawing Course 262 --
Il Cavallo: Rebirth of a Dream 306 --
Leonardo da Vinci Chronology Life and Times 309.
Responsibility: Michael J. Gelb.
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Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author. Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci's thought process: Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poise Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. "Systems" thinking. Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci's personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability.

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