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Leonardo Da Vinci characters Æ 107 A bit of a misfit illegitimate gay vegetarian left handed easily distracted and at times heretical His relentless curiosity should remind us of the importance of instilling both in ourselves and our children not just received knowledge but a willingness to uestion it – to be imaginative and like talented misfits and rebels in any era to think differently. Honestly I preferred Serge Bramly s 1991 Da Vinci biography to this one by Isaacson I read and reviewed here on GR his biographies of Einstein and Ben Franklin and found them both really good In the present work the author is way too present in my opinion and pitches his Steve Jobs biography on nearly every other page OK I am exaggerating but only a little bit Did I learn some stuff about my favorite Renaissance Man Yes I did and I did appreciate the insight into the major works and the theories about some of the lost or disputed ones as well However I felt the presence of Isaacson than that of Da Vinci and would have preferred the latter over the formerRemoving a star because this really was an awful excuse for a biography At the upcoming epic exposition about Leonardo at the Louvre in Paris only the Bramly and Vecce biographies will be featured Read those first and avoid this one

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Leonardo Da Vinci characters Æ 107 Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa But in his own mind he was just as much a man of science and engineering With a passion that sometimes became obsessive he pursued innovative studies of anatomy fossils birds the heart flying machines botany geology and weaponry His ability to stand at the c. Marvelous Isaacson s comprehensive biography is written to delight to inform and to inspire curiosity Video review to come in my March Wrap Up

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Leonardo Da Vinci characters Æ 107 Rossroads of the humanities and the sciences made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man made him history’s most creative genius   Now Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life showing why we have much to learn from him His combination of science art technology and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity So too was his ease at being. The audiobook is a fantastic production It is in this manner non fiction audiobooks should be made You are given a huge PDF file with 144 pictures a character list and a timeline To get the most out of the audiobook one should sit by a computer and look at the pictures as one listens the audiobook follows the pictures one by one in the order they are presented each picture being referred to in the text Each is minutely analyzed and discussed A listener is given clear instructions stating where exactly to look and what you will there observe I did see exactly what I was told I would see most of the time You could say that rather than listening you are looking at a flow of pictures while someone is giving you a well thought out guided tour of Leonardo da Vinci s artworks his notebooks and models of his imaginative creations Mona Lisa and the Last Supper are of course shown While I have seen both in reality the first in the Louvre and the second in Milan I saw them clearly here in this book There are pictures of Leonardo s death bed with his final patron King Francis supporting him pictures of Michelangelo s statues and paintings enabling the listener to make comparisons of the artists divergent techniues and pictures of Leonardo s closest companions You see some pictures up close and others at a distance giving you the most advantageous perspective The pictures are of high uality and can be magnified making it possible to focus in on a detail The notebooks are mirrored Leonardo being left handed wrote from right to left I actually believe that the audio version may in fact be better than the written book in that you can magnify the pictures and you can listen while you lookAlfred Molina reads the audiobook clearly and at an appropriate tempo I cannot judge the Italian accent not knowing Italian myself If Italian names are not your forte the accompanying PDF list of main characters is very helpful I found the narration very good and so have given the performance four stars What about the book s content Is it balanced revealing Leonardo s weaknesses as well as his talents Are sources referenced Are opposing views voiced and a convincing resolution to the disputes drawn Yes yes and yes The book has a pedagogic tone It is not long it does not go off on lengthy tangents detailing history state and religious conflicts description of cities Florence Milan and Rome nor famous people such as other artists several of the Medicis Machiavelli the Popes of the late 15th and early 16th centuries and of course Savonarola The information is at times repetitive this being done most often to emphasize a point A basic understanding of the history of the early Renaissance will make the book interesting but is not a prereuisite First and foremost the author wants to make clear Leonardo s ability to see the world as a whole His knowledge was multidisciplinary He excelled in not one field but in many art engineering optics anatomy architecture urban planning and He drew analogies from one field of thought to another His curiosity was boundlessDid I get to know the man by that I mean his personality his sexual proclivities and desires his dreams and his shortcomings Yes Some of his projects failed totally and often he did not finish what he had begun One could debate if that is a fault or a strength Perhaps by putting an artwork or a project aside he could later make improvements Think the Mona Lisa St John the Baptiste St Anne and his calculations concerning the comparative areas of a circle and a rectangle His penchant for list making is both wonderful and humorous What shines out most is his curiosity his imagination his ability to observe really observe things you and I do not even notice things right there before our eyes but to which we are blind Have you looked at the speed of birds wings on the up versus the down swing Or how water swirls or how what we see up close differs from what we see at a distance or from the side From observations he then devised experiments He saw patterns and drew analogies linking disparate fields of science To say he was ahead of his time is an understatement The book moves forward chronologically Not much is known about his earliest years The book begins with an introduction and ends with a conclusion both of which in the audiobook are read by the author His admiration for Leonardo is evident but he remains clear eyed too The conclusion summarizes what we can learn from Leonardo s life What can he teach us What can we do to make our own lives fuller and better It s a good conclusion albeit a bit preachy In the same vein I will finish with these guidelinesBe curious Open your eyes Observe all that around youAppreciate natureDon t be afraid to make mistakes Making to do lists is good These are not my guidelines but his I like them


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