By Andrew Kirk
Delve into the life of the well-known Italian painter and inventor with the help of infographics.
Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance and the painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that his original notebook Codex Leicester, was sold to Bill Gates for $30 million; that as an ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexic, Leonardo could draw forwards with one hand while writing backwards with the other; and that he invented an armored car, a flying ship and contact lenses. This book presents an ingenious guide to his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the master behind the masterpieces.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Dimensions: 5.75" x 8.25" x 0.65"
“The Biographic Series is an exciting new collection of biographies about some of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers, artists and cultural innovators. Whilst each book could be read cover to cover, readers are more likely to randomly select pages, stopping and pausing to find out more about the subject . . . The infographics are visually appealing and entertaining, perhaps reinvigorating an interest in the subject . . .” — Armadillo magazine