Leonardo Da Vinci: La biografia / Leonardo Da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

Leonardo Da Vinci: La biografia / Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci: La biografia / Leonardo Da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

El aclamado autor de los best sellers Steve Jobs y Einstein nos vuelve a cautivar con la vida del genio mas creativo de la historia en esta fascinante biografia. Basandose en las miles de paginas de los cuadernos manuscritos de Leonardo y nuevos descubrimientos sobre su vida y su obra, Walter Isaacson teje una narracion que conecta el arte de Da Vinci con sus investigaciones cientificas, y nos muestra como el genio del hombre mas visionario de la historia nacio de habilidades que todos poseemos y podemos estimular, tales como la curiosidad incansable, la observacion cuidadosa y la imaginacion juguetona. Su creatividad, como la de todo gran innovador, resulto de la interseccion entre la tecnologia y las humanidades. Despellejo y estudio el rostro de numerosos cadaveres, dibujo los musculos que configuran el movimiento de los labios y pinto la sonrisa mas enigmatica de la historia, la de la Mona Lisa. Exploro las leyes de la optica, demostro como la luz incidia en la cornea y logro producir esa ilusion de profundidad en la Ultima cena. La habilidad de Leonardo da Vinci para combinar arte y ciencia -esplendorosamente representada en elHombre de Vitruvio- continua siendo la regla de oro de la innovacion. La apasionante vida de este gran hombre debe recordarnos la importancia de inculcar el conocimiento, pero sobre todo la voluntad contagiosa de cuestionarlo: ser imaginativos y pensar de manera diferente. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The #1 New York Times bestseller A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life…a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it. -The New Yorker Vigorous, insightful. -The Washington Post A masterpiece. -San Francisco Chronicle Luminous. -The Daily Beast He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo’s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it-to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

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