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The Resource Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

Label
Leonardo da Vinci
Title
Leonardo da Vinci
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on da Vinci's notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master's art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci's genius was based on ordinary qualities, including curiosity and imagination
  • "He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The [bestselling biographer] brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves 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. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from standing at the intersection of the humanities and technology. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile on the Mona Lisa. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. His ability to combine art and science, made iconic by his drawing of what may be himself inside a circle and a square, remains the enduring recipe for innovation. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it--to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different."--Case
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
N6923.L33
LC item number
I827 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Alfred Molina
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Includes a PDF of illustrations."--Container
Accompanying material
1 PDF of illustrations
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1004309134
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 17 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508241980
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781508241980
Publisher number
11869573
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004309134
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Includes a PDF of illustrations."--Container
Accompanying material
1 PDF of illustrations
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1004309134
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 17 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508241980
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781508241980
Publisher number
11869573
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004309134
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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