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This large book makes the details in the illustrations clearer. The next best thing to seeing the real paintings.
Leonardo da Vinci was possibly the most versatile genius in the history of mankind, consistently demonstrating ideas far ahead of his time. Painter, architect, engineer, draughtsman, botanist and anatomist, her personifies the Renaissance man. Contemporaries might have found that they could not grasp the full weight of his thought, but today both his scientific vision and his skill as an artist seem breathtaking. He pursued his seemingly diverse studies not in isolation, but in the humanist tradition, as linked expressions of a single system of learning.