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Leonardo da Vinci (Penguin Lives Biographies)by Sherwin B Nuland
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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.
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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.
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