The great originator

manLeonard da Vinci’s  ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences,  made him history’s most creative genius.  In this new biography, Walter Isaacson (Einstein, Steve Jobs) probes the roots of his genius.   Focusing on Leonardo’s notebooks, author Isaacson finds a relentless curiosity and capacity for careful observation that united Leonardo’s artistic and scientific pursuits.  A  misfit in many ways (illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, heretical), “his life should remind us of the importance  not just of received knowledge but a willingness to question it” (Goodreads).

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s