The award-winning author and illustrator behind Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery and Really Remarkable Reptiles turns his attention to the Renaissance man: Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci was a master of art, architecture, engineering, mathematics and more. Discover his relationship with the natural world, his futuristic inventions and the breadth of his artistic skill in this spellbinding celebration of his genius.
Follow his early years – born to a poor mother and receiving no formal education, it is amazing that an innate fire of curiosity and imagination fuelled this man to achieve extraordinary success and a place amongst history’s elite. Learn about his legacy today – the bewitching power of the world’s most famous portrait, the Mona Lisa – as well as the influence of his inventions in modern daily life.
This gorgeous hardback is filled with Jake Williams' characteristically stylish illustrations.---from the publisher
96 pages 978-1843654988 Ages 7-10
Keywords: biography, artist, art, inventor, inventions, Renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, Fine Arts Curriculum, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old
Whether you're looking into art, architecture, engineering, mathematics, music or just about anything else, the name of Leonardo da Vinci keeps cropping up. Born in 1452 in a small town in Tuscany Italy, more than 550 years later his inventions and discoveries live on being the foundations of many of the things we take for granted. Known now as a polymath - someone whose knowledge spans many different areas and subjects - he was responsible for so much more than the Mona Lisa.
This new book written to introduce the man, his talent, skill and world to young readers who are as curious as he was, is a fascinating read that follows his life, his discoveries and their continuing impact in a way that is easily accessible and full of illustrations. Through his passion for sketching and note-taking that left a legacy of "wild ideas, futuristic inventions, fearsome creatures and beautiful works of art", the author has pulled together an authoritative, engaging biography not just of the man but his contribution to his society and ours.
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