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Thoughts on Art and Life [Kindle Edition]

Leonardo da Vinci , Lewis Einstein , Maurice Baring
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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About the Author

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci : (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

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  • File Size: 226 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481021303
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TQHCK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,265 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read September 21, 2012
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Who isn't impressed with the life and accomplishments of the great Leonardo Davinci?? This book is filled with his words, which is enough by itself to make the work interesting. His knowledge of so many things was very impressive, especially considering the time he lived. There was so much ignorance in that time, but Leonardo required more evidence than most before he bought into what anyone was "selling". He was much more than a great fine artist, and some of the multi-dimensional talent that he had can be gleaned from the pages in this book. Sometimes tedious, but often compelling and stimulating, it is a book worth reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars opinion of modern day sculptor October 23, 2012
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It was interesting for me to realze that nothing is really original about the creative process. I know that beauty cannot be created by people, but merely coppied. As Leo says "painting is the higher art because your hands stay clean, you can wear clean clothes and drink wine with your friends as you create the next last supper.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I really love da Vinci' s work January 25, 2013
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If you enjoy philosophy and Leonardo da Vinci' s work, then is a great book to gain amazing knowledge from.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read January 18, 2014
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Recommended classic - must read for anybody interested in art, Reneissance, history and the writing of the multi-talented genius.
no more words needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Memorizing March 27, 2014
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Sound words of advice for everyone. A little choppy in the formatting, but not going to complain as it was free!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking June 20, 2014
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Leonardo was a truly unique and awe inspiring individual. Would that I could maintain his perspective on the world, not only glimpse it through his old words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. January 3, 2014
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His mind worked so well that he could take ideas and place them into other medias and they made sense. I will be reading this one again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It could be better, but among the existing works on Leonardo
Lacks some information. It could be better, but among the existing works on Leonardo, this is one of the best, if not the best.
Published 2 months ago by Jorge de La Rosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read!
Leonardo was a deep thinker who was interested in almost everything. His comments on different subjects are FASCINATING and demonstrate how the mind of this genius operated.
Published 4 months ago by Susan Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars A must Read - Really Enjoyed the book
Enjoyed the Book, it made you think and you could vision what the Author was writing about...I felt like I was there..A must read indeed
Published 18 months ago by Christine Abercrombie
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit flimsy and disappointing.
Interesting information but short on quantity for such a complex genius who had his fingers in so many areas of science and art. I was expecting more.
Published 19 months ago by Frankie D
3.0 out of 5 stars Fractured paragraphs
In the book, there are only snippets of Da Vinci's thoughts. A reader can only glance through his thinking without material to probe deep. Read more
Published on March 9, 2013 by a finance major at Wharton
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and inspiring.
Do you ever ask yourself why you paint? This will give you a perspective that is much needed when asking such a question.
Published on February 22, 2013 by michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts on Art and Life by: Leonardo da Vinci
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Thoughts Art Everything that I ordered was "A" standards. Mailed properly, on time, in good shape. I love ordering from Amazon. Read more
Published on January 24, 2013 by Rosemarie Castaneda
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