The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci available in Hardcover
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- Smith, Peter Publisher, Inc.
Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional drawings.
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Here you can browse through the minutiae of a genius' observations about the world around him--from flight, the human body, the nature of water, proportion, optics, movement and weight. What will impress you on every fascinating page is the universality of Leonardo's thirst for knowledge, making him truly the epitome of the 'Renaissance man,' and perhaps the last human who can truly be called a polymath: 'the natural desire of good men is knowledge.'