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The greatest genius of his age, Leonardo da Vinci was also a prolific writer. Collected here are some of his most remarkable thoughts, sayings, and fables. Fascinated by word play, Leonardo created a series of riddles, cleverly disguised as apocalyptic prophecies and fantasies. The solution” to each of these inspired sayingsoften simply the image of an animal or beastreveals much about both Leonardo and his art. Ingenious, witty, and, at times, scurrilous, these fragments are the work of a brilliant mind, as fascinating today as they were in his own time.
A new translation by J G Nichols of a selection of Leonardo's most powerful prose writings. Ingenious, witty and, at times, scurrilous, these fragments are the work of a brilliant mind and are as appealing today as they were in his own time.