Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).

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  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 01 Title
    Duration: 01min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 02 Introduction
    Duration: 25min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 03 Ch1
    Duration: 25min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 04 Ch2a
    Duration: 54min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 05 Ch2b
    Duration: 38min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 06 Ch3
    Duration: 46min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 07 Ch4
    Duration: 29min
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    Duration: 13min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 09 Ch6
    Duration: 38min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 10 Ch7
    Duration: 19min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 11 Ch8
    Duration: 35min
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    Duration: 18min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 13 Ch10
    Duration: 25min
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    Duration: 17min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 15 Ch12
    Duration: 15min
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    Duration: 22min
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    Duration: 18min
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    Duration: 24min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 19 Ch16
    Duration: 47min
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    Duration: 37min
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    Duration: 30min
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    Duration: 11min
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    Duration: 31min
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    Duration: 24min
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    Duration: 45min
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    Duration: 28min
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    Duration: 50min
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    Duration: 40min
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    Duration: 30min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 33 Ch30
    Duration: 16min
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    Duration: 41min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 35 Ch32
    Duration: 40min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 36 Ch33
    Duration: 21min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 37 Coda
    Duration: 01min
  • LeonardoDaVinciUAB 38 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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