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Da Vinci's Ghost

Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
Lester, Toby (Book - 2012)
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Journalist and storyteller Toby Lester brings Vitruvian Man to life, resurrecting the ghost of an unknown Leonardo. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Brunelleschi of the famous Dome, "Da Vinci's Ghost" opens up a surprising window onto the artist and philosopher himself and the tumultuous intellectual and cultural transformations he bridged.
Authors: Lester, Toby
Title: Da Vinci's ghost
genius, obsession, and how Leonardo created the world in his own image
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Free press hardcover ed
Characteristics: xv, 275 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue. 1490
Body of empire
Microcosm
Master Leonardo
Milan
The artist-engineer
Master builders
Body and soul
Portrait of the artist
Epilogue. Afterlife
Summary: Journalist and storyteller Toby Lester brings Vitruvian Man to life, resurrecting the ghost of an unknown Leonardo. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Brunelleschi of the famous Dome, "Da Vinci's Ghost" opens up a surprising window onto the artist and philosopher himself and the tumultuous intellectual and cultural transformations he bridged.
Additional Contributors: Leonardo 1452-1519
ISBN: 1439189234
9781439189238
Branch Call Number: NC257.L4 A78 2012
Statement of Responsibility: Toby Lester
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-254) and index
Subject Headings: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 Criticism and interpretation Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Vitruvian man
LCCN: 2011027966
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Apr 22, 2013
  • jangelucci rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read. An amazing account of the artist and his work weaved beautfilly into a compelling story.

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