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romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Translation of: Voskresshie bogi.
|Statement||Dmitri Merejcovski ; translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerney ; and illustrated with 100 reproductions of the work of Leonardo da Vinci, selected and arranged by J.B. Neumann.|
|Contributions||Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||580 p.,  leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||580|
Leonardo notes in his writings, and other sources seem to confirm, he intended to write a great many treatises on a great many things before his death in Her dilapidated cottage for tax purposes the family claimed it as uninhabitable may have been the ideal place to shelter Caterina while she was pregnant, as per local lore. And Isaacson brilliantly captures its essence. Although Merezhkovsky's Leonardo inhabits a world of supernatural events, the evocation of the man is essentially rationalist, and what might be called the Vinciad — a subgenre today comprising the majority of all stories written about Leonardo — has always emphasized Leonardo's ability to create marvels through mechanical means.
Oscar statuette or not, Leonardo the actor will find it difficult to equal the man starring in this book. Detail of the painting 'Mona Lisa' by da Vinci. A charge of sodomy, involving a year-old, might have halted his progress by landing him in prison or worse. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. Other critics, acknowledging the author's skillfulness, found moral fault with his worldview. Isaacson's purpose is a thorough synthesis, which he achieves with flair.
Piero and Albiera, however, remained childless. He mostly spent his life living off the proceeds from family lands, tilled by sharecroppers, that produced a modest amount of wine, olive oil, and wheat. Leonardo was not interested in politics, never passed judgement on others discretions or the atrocities committed by those in power, though there certainly were many. He used the honorific Ser and married the daughter of a notary, but he seems to have lacked the da Vinci ambition. Isaacson's biographical choice is a shrewd one.
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Piero and Albiera, however, remained childless. Anne, which I prefer to the finished painting for many of the same reasons Isaacson does, which I have had the privilege to see at the National Gallery in DC during college.
Aside from the prodigious content Isaacson has assembled, a shout-out is due to whomever had the simple if brilliant idea to position a good deal of the book's images alongside relevant passages. Manly Wade Wellman 's Twice in Time May Startling ; cut ; rev with text restored and 1 story added coll offers a perspective on Leonardo's Florence via Time Travel and a plot twist whereby the modern protagonist eventually becomes Leonardo.
I hope you enjoy them as well.
The comic premise of Bob Shaw 's "The Giaconda Caper" in Cosmic Kaleidoscope, coll is that Romance of Leonardo da Vinci book created multiple variant Mona Lisas as part of a zoetrope-like device which anticipates the Cinema with a brief dirty movie.
Conflict of spiritual and pagan beauty. The other is to reproduce his work, scattering the commentary rather than the art. However, most tales dealing romance of Leonardo da Vinci book Leonardo eschew Time Travel to leave him in Renaissance Italy where — and this is the defining element of the Vinciad — he actually does build one or more of his fantastical designs.
I call shenanigans. That is where Leonardo may have been born, though there are reasons to think not. If Isaacson's telling you about Leonardo's skull drawings, well, there they are. The Deluge chap by Robert Payne is a Disaster novel credited to Leonardo, supposedly "edited by" Payne and based on fragmentary material by Leonardo.
Treatment of the theme by more literary writers has tended toward the elliptical and figurative, and appears almost exclusively in the work of fabulists.
Kersh's Leonardo is similarly diverted from work of scientific importance in "The Mysterious Mona Lisa Smile" 26 July Saturday Evening Post ; vt "The Ape and the Mystery" in The Brighton Monster, coll : his eagerly propounded scheme for life-saving water purification is ignored by a duke interested only in the Mona Lisa's strange smile, understood by Leonardo as merely "the secretive smile of a woman with bad teeth".
Several of Terry Pratchett 's Discworld novels, beginning with Men at Armsfeature the Leonardo da Vinci-like figure Leonard da Quirm, who compulsively sketches Inventions often highly destructive annotated, like the original Leonardo's sketches, in mirror-writing; Jingo features a long journey Under the Sea in a submarine built by Leonard, and in The Last Hero he masterminds a Discworld Space Flight programme.
Despite the circumstances of his birth, it was a large and public event. And this was during a time when science romance of Leonardo da Vinci book considered to be sacrilegious OK, maybe four reasons.
I blame the 10 years of higher education which consisted of reading a great number of dry academic texts. Leonardo was not religious and may have been an atheist. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical.
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The romance of Leonardo da Vinci. [Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky; Bernard Guilbert Guerney; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)] -- "Merezhkovsky portrays Leonardo as a man of many facets, some of which may be grouped as pagan, some of which are Christian.
Leonardo was filled with conflict and doubts. Oct 02, · "Luminous Leonardo Da Vinci is an elegantly illustrated book that broadens Isaacson’s viewfinder on the psychology of major lives – Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs are the subjects of his previous biographies, best-sellers all." —THE DAILY BEAST.
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It is a gorgeous pageant/5(9).Nov 01, · Walter Download pdf, who recently authored the door-stopping, New York Times bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, turns his attention to Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci in his latest book. Careful scouring of Leonardo’s notebooks, located variously in the United States, France, England and Italy, enabled Isaacson to write a work of.His mention ebook Da Vinci's homosexuality is limited to a few scattered and rather "iffy" remarks.
He devotes too much space to the Mona Lisa and Da Vinci's attempts to create an airplane, but this is a very amusing, instructive and well-written book.5/5(1).