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Truly a Gem
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 11 January 2022
Walter Isaacson's exceptional intelligence evokes in an organized and simple way with this masterpiece.
This book is the monumental tribute to one of the greatest geniuses ever lived: Leonardo Da Vinci, who was not merely extraordinarily smart, but also an acute observer, voraciously curious, and ingeniously creative human.
After reading the spell-binding plot of Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, I was fascinated by Leonardo and eager to read more about him. I purchased a hardcover version of Leonardo Da Vinci, The Biography by Walter Isaacson, the most prominent biographer, who has written several masterpieces including, my favorite, Steve Jobs. After completing this book, I am overwhelmed by how special he was.
The author has intelligently organized the whole life of Leonardo in 32 chapters, illustrated with full-color photographs of paintings, sketches, and diagrams from his notebooks.
Leonardo was truly one-of-a-kind. His curiosity impelled him to become among the handful of people in history who tried to know all there was to know and to know about everything that could be known. Just as an example, he put" Describe the tongue of the woodpecker " on one of his oddly inspiring to-do lists.
I'll eminently recommend this book to everyone because one can learn life-changing lessons from the life of a genius, yet also a human who did mistakes. Leonardo set an example of how acute observations, fanatic curiosity, willingness to question dogma, and ability to discern patterns across disciplines can lead to a great leap in human understanding.
Aah! The Mona Lisa is on page 476.
Rating is de facto 5/5⭐️.