30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci

30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci by Marina Wallace and Martin Kemp

His 50 Greatest Ideas and Inventions, each Explained in Half a Minute

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782400837
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: 30 Second
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The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the worlds leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.

Marina Wallace is Professor of Curating and Director of Artakt at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, University of the Arts, London.  She was Co-Director, with Professor Martin Kemp, of the Universal Leonardo project. 

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782400837
Series: 30 Second
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Size: 7.087 in x 9.055 in / 180 mm x 230 mm