This publication offers a fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, providing exceptional insights into what it was that made this Renaissance man so special, and the "real" meaning behind such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Tracing Leonardo's career in all its variety, we learn of his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his views on God, humanity, and nature. This book also places emphasis on the contents of Leonardo's famous notebooks — over 20,000 pages of drawings and notes detailing his incredible discoveries and inventions, from the workings of the human eye to designs for flying machines and giant crossbows.
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