Da Vinci's Ghost Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image (Hardcover)
|Author: Toby Lester|
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|An award-winning author takes on the genesis of Leonardo da Vinci''s Vitruvian Man. In this modest drawing, da Vinci attempted nothing less than to calibrate the harmonies of the universe and understand the central role man played in the cosmos. Lester brings Vitruvian Man to life, resurrecting the ghost of an unknown da Vinci.|
"[A] richly rewarding history....[A] wide-ranging reconstruction of the intellectual milieu of Renaissance humanism." - Jonathan Lopez 02/05/2012 "Lester has a talent for historical and anthropological investigation, digging into topics from the sociology of new religions to harmonies emitted from everyday technology." - Don Oldenburg 02/20/2012 "This short, engaging book provides historical and intellectual contexts for one of the world's most famous drawings. . . ." 03/26/2012