The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci will be featured on Early Bird Books on April 15th.
An intriguing look inside the mind of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci stood on a bridge between medieval thought and the modern mind. In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style. The self-educated da Vinci developed a philosophical system that set him apart from his contemporaries and marked him as the oracle of a new age, and his vivid imagination and straightforward writing style capture the reader’s attention whether he is writing about his scientific analysis, his opinion of necromancy, discoveries in nature, or the nature of man. Accompanied by a thorough introduction, The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the man’s deepest thoughts and musings and proves why he remains an intriguing and enduring figure.
More than a great painter, sculptor, and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most profound and inquisitive thinkers of his-or any other-age. The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the master’s deepest thoughts and musings on a wide variety of topics, from art to anatomy, from science to the soul. Culled from dozens of Leonardo’s coded diaries and unpublished manuscripts, these writings include opinions, scientific analysis, and speculations that were considered unconventional, dangerous, even heretical in Renaissance Italy. Leonardo reveals his secret thoughts on spiritual possession, alchemy, tyranny and freedom, nature, the biblical Great Flood, fossils, creativity, painting and poetry, knowledge and reason, and more.