Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci

A #1 New York Times bestseller“A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” —The New Yorker“Vigorous, insightful.” —The Washington Post“A masterpiece.” —San Francisco Chronicle“Luminous.” —The Daily BeastHe was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?The author of the acclaimed bestsel...

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Leonardo da Vinci Reviews

  • Chrissie
    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 audiob...
  • Linda
    An extensively-researched examination of Leonardo’s life, including both his engineering feats and artistic accomplishments. As Isaacson notes in his conclusion, “What made Leonardo a genius…was creativity, the ability to apply imagination to intellect.”...
  • Netta
    Unlike many readers of this book who were well acquainted with Walter Isaacson and loved his previous works, I picked this biography being quite sceptical and absolutely unaware of how Isaacson approaches his subjects. His bibliography looks like a very impressive collection of genii of all sorts - ...
  • Janet
    Thank you, Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book --- as people who follow me know, I do not regurgitate what the book is about as that is what the description from the author and publisher at the top of the page are for.This book is very well written.This book is very longThis book has ...
  • Carolyn
    This book is masterfully written, lavishly illustrated, and a prime example of intensive research. I had read The author’s biography of Steve Jobs, and also the Innovators which showed how collaboration through the years has brought us to the present digital era. I knew some of Leonardo’s...
  • Mohamed Omran
    والتر ايزاكسون هو افضل كاتب سير ذاتيه يجعلك تغوص في اعماق المبدعين والمشاهير لاانسي ا...
  • Diana Long
    Excellent in depth look at the life and times of one of the most brilliant human beings that graced the earth. I thought the author did an amazing biography and felt it was thoroughly researched and touched on so many areas of who he was and why he behaved as he did. Not leaving much in actual work...
  • Lou
    There is plenty to learn here about Leonardo DaVinci, and his art, its histories unravelled, codexes explained in ways, and the story of the process and people in the art work.Detail, details meticulously written by the author, almost with obsession like mastery and a hugely accessible reading.Myste...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    ”Although generally considered by his contemporaries to be friendly and gentle, Leonardo was at times dark and troubled. His notebooks and drawings are a window into his fevered, imaginative, manic, and sometimes elated mind. Had he been a student at the outset of the twenty-first century, he m...

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