30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci : His 50 Greatest Ideas and Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute (PB)

30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci : His 50 Greatest Ideas and Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute (PB)



Editor Marina Wallace is Professor of Curating and Director of Artakt at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, University of the Arts, London. She has curated a number of major and groundbreaking exhibitions, including Spectacular Bodies: the Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now. Her published titles include the catalogue for that exhibition and The Lives of Paintings.

Artist, anatomist, architect, botanist, cartographer, engineer, mathematician, musician, scientist, sculptor the word ‘polymath’ cannot provide the full measure of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary talents. If you only know Leonardo as the painter of the famous, much copied portrait, the Mona Lisa, seize the chance to brush up your knowledge and discover what is meant by the term Renaissance Man.

30 Second Leonardo Da Vinci is the quickest way to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance superhero. Here, the world’s leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.

Each entry is summarized in just 30 seconds using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and a single picture. Illustrated with inventive graphics and supported by studies of his key paintings, it’s the ultimate book to quench your curiosity.

Product Code 1037779
Author Marina Wallace
Publisher Ivy Press
Published January 2014
Format Paperback
Pages 160
Dimensions 23.6 x 18.7 x 1.6 cm
ISBN 9781782400837
GTIN 9781782400837
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