Selected by Irma A. Richter; Edited by Thereza Wells
70 B&W illustrations
7.75 x 5.13 inches
Much of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci is because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, which represent perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. This selection offers a cross-section of Leonardo's writings, organized around t themes that highlight the Renaissance man's interests in painting, architecture, engineering, optics, anatomy, and much more. It includes fables and epigrams, letters, sketches and drawings, and an outline of his life told through his own writings.