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Reviewed in India on 16 April 2020
A brilliant biography by one of the foremost biographers of our times Walter Isaacson. He has penned the most readable works of this genre including Steve Jobs and Ada Lovelace ( the only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron and one of the innovators of the computer age). The personality and genius covered in this work, da Vinci ‘Infinitely curious, easily distracted, vain and vegetarian’ as stated by Sunday Times, is one of the greatest innovators of our times. Apart from being the greatest artist, there were path-breaking contributions to fields such as astronomy, illumination, weaponry, hydraulics, dentistry, anatomy among other fields. His paintings alas, only a few completed. The tome covers a varied life of the genius and his times with brilliant and rare illustrations. The story of La Bella Principessa and the “intense human and scientific drama surrounding attempts to authenticate the picture, and to debunk it, helps us better understand what makes something an autograph Leonardo.” This book does it....
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