«Majestic…Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize…Enthralling, masterful, and passionate.»—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
«A monumental tribute to a titanic figure.»—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?
The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.
He produced the two most famous…