Vividly describes the life of da Vinci, from his country childhood to his amazing legacy and explores many of his works of art, science, mechanics and architecture.
Leonardo da Vinci
This book tells the story and history of Leonardo’s life. It covers the time from his birth to how he went on to paint the Mona Lisa and work for the King of France. I loved the artistic sketches and detailed drawing designs in the book. I liked the summary timeline at the end of the book which described his life as a genius.
Connor Moore, 25 May 2010
Leonardo da Vinci
Absolutely beautiful book to the eye. My daughter is 9 and she just drank the book up. Presentation is excellent. The balance between visual and the written word (which is also typed in an ancient looking typeset) is perfect. As you open the book you are in Italy in the 15th century.
I cannot praise this book enough. It is a beautiful book. I will be buying more of this series.
Fiona Smith, 20 March 2008
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