Da Vinci for dummies / by Jessica Teisch, with Tracy Barr.

Presents Leonardo Da Vinci's career, from his famous paintings to his scientific work in botany, geology, optics, and aerodynamics.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Teisch, Jessica.
Other Authors: Barr, Tracy L.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Hoboken, N.J. ; Chichester : Wiley Pub., c2005.
Series:--For dummies.
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300 |a xvi, 366 pages :  |b illustrations, map, portraits ;  |c 24 cm. 
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490 1 |a --For dummies. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520 |a Presents Leonardo Da Vinci's career, from his famous paintings to his scientific work in botany, geology, optics, and aerodynamics. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- Part I: The mind of the Renaissance -- Leonardo: the big picture -- Living in Renaissance Italy -- Uncovering the life and mind of a genius -- Influencing Leonardo -- Part II: Building on what others knew: Leonardo's scientific mind -- The art of the human body -- An inquiring mind: Leonardo and the natural world -- Part III: Reinventing the world: new machines for a new world -- Machines for home and work -- Leo the defense contractor: his water works and war machines -- Leonardo's flying machines -- Part IV: The divinity of the painter and architect -- The master of his (artistic) domain: transforming Renaissance art -- Mona Lisa's smile and other mysterious mugs: Leonardo's portraits -- Town and country: Leo's landscapes, maps, and city designs -- Part V: Leonardo, his religious artwork, and the Da Vinci code -- Getting religion: Leonardo's religious beliefs and paintings -- Leonardo's (faux) fresco: The last supper -- Breaking The Da Vinci Code -- Part VI: The part of tens -- Leonardo's ten (or so) manuscripts -- Leonardo's top ten masterpieces -- Ten plus places to find Leonardo's original works -- Ten fun facts about Leo. 
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