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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
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: Acknowledgments --
Main Characters --
Currency in Italy in 1500 --
Note regarding the cover --
Primary periods of Leonardo's life --
Timeline --
Introduction: I can also paint --
Chapter 1: Childhood --
Chapter 2: Apprentice --
Chapter 3. On his own --
Chapter 4: Milan --
Chapter 5: Leonardo's notebooks --
Chapter 6: Court entertainer --
Chapter 7: Personal life --
Chapter 8: Vitruvian Man --
Chapter 9: The horse monument --
Chapter 10: Scientist --
Chapter 11: Birds and flight --
Chapter 12: The mechanical arts --
Chapter 13: Math --
Chapter 14: The nature of man --
Chapter 15: Virgin of the Rocks --
Chapter 16: The Milan portraits --
Chapter 17: The science of art --
Chapter 18: The Last Supper --
Chapter 19: Personal turmoil --
Chapter 20: Florence again --
Chapter 21: Saint Anne --
Chapter 22: Paintings lost and found --
Chapter 23: Cesare Borgia --
Chapter 24: Hydraulic engineer --
Chapter 25: Michelangelo and the lost Battles --
Chapter 26: Return to Milan --
Chapter 27: Anatomy, round two --
Chapter 28: The world and its waters --
Chapter 29: Rome --
Chapter 30: Pointing the way --
Chapter 31: The Mona Lisa --
Chapter 32: France --
Chapter 33: Conclusion --
Coda Describe the tongue of the woodpecker --
Abbreviations of frequently cited sources --
Notes --
Illustration credtis.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.

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