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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004
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The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (14521519) have proved endlessly fascinating for generations. In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardos insatiable curiosity? Nuland finds clues in his subjects art, relationships, and scientific studiesas well as in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known in the twentieth century. Scholarly and passionate, Nulands Leonardo da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time.
Sherwin Nuland, M.D., is the author of bestselling nonfiction titles including How We Die, for which he won the National Book Award. He is clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches medical history and bioethics.
"In this brief life, Nuland summarizes Leonardos achievements skillfully." Scientific American
"Nulands enthusiasm and knowledge make his story interesting and easy to read." The Seattle Times