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Leonardo da Vinci (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Book News Annotation:

Nuland, a surgeon who wrote the award-winning How we die, begins this brief biography by sketching out his "near-idolatrous fascination" with the life of Leonardo, a "creature of ideas" who "flashed across his time and was gone, leaving a vast body of work almost none of which except the paintings could be fully appreciated until centuries after his death." It's difficult not to be fascinated along with Nuland as his lovely prose delineates the life of the unschooled artist, anatomist, inventor, philosopher, architect. The work fits nicely in the hand, but lacks a subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A distinguished chronicler of the human body and spirit interprets a Renaissance genius. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland's work takes readers deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670893911
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Author:
Sherwin Nuland
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
20001002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.82x5.43x.71 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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