A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci.
Table of Content:
I Thoughts on Life
II Thoughts on Art
III Thoughts on Science
`100 Quotes by Leonardo da Vinci' is a collection of quotes from one of the greatest minds that ever lived. Transposed from his extensive collection of notebooks, you'll find thoughts and reflections on a variety of subjects, including art, philosophy, and economics. Often pithy and always intelligent, this is a superb book for those who want to get to know this celebrated artist that much better.
While most famous as the artist behind the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was also a scientist, draughtsman, engineer, architect, and sculptor. Thought to have been born in the Italian town of Vinci, he was raised by his mother and grandfather.
After his family moved to Florence, he trained in artistic disciplines under the eye of Andrea del Verrocchio. By the age of 20, da Vinci had been offered a place in the Guild of St Luke, where he achieved his first professional commission. Many more followed, including work for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception and mapwork for Cesare Borgia.
Among his literary works, da Vinci wrote more than 50 notebooks, encompassing an estimated 28,000 pages. These include notes and essays on philosophy and warfare.
`500 Quotes: an Original Selection' is a cherry-picked collection of quotes from some of the most important figures in history.
Covering topics such as freedom, politics, art, science, and personal development, this is an inspiring read.
Whether you dip in and out of it or devour it from cover to cover, this book has something for everyone.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) was a theoretical physicist, who is best remembered for developing the Theory of Relativity. Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) was a Jewish girl who, with her family, hid in an annexe for two years, hoping to avoid capture by the Nazis. Her diaries document their daily lives in this period.
Born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was an artist, inventor, scientist, and sculptor, who is best known for painting the `Mona Lisa.' One of the pioneers of Stoicism, Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180) was a Roman emperor and a revered philosopher. One of the founders of analytical psychology, Carl Jung (1875 - 1961) was a Swiss psychoanalyst and psychologist, who had a huge impact on psychology as a science.
`500 Quotes to Stimulate Creativity' is the ideal read for anyone struggling to get their artistic juices flowing.
From Shakespeare to Einstein, this collection is sure to provide interesting reflections on a plethora of topics from some of the greatest minds known to man.
Packed with memorable maxims from writers, poets, scientists, and artists, it's an ideal gift for anyone with a creative soul.
Born in Lyon, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 - 1944) was a pioneering pilot, who went on to establish a career as a respected poet, author, and journalist. Renowned as one of the world's greatest playwrights, William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) wrote 38 plays and over 150 poems.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) was a theoretical physicist, who is best remembered for developing the Theory of Relativity. Born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was an artist, inventor, scientist, and sculptor, who is best known for painting the `Mona Lisa.' Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is considered one of the most important poets, playwrights, and wits of all time.
`400 Quotes to See the World Differently' gives you the opportunity to step inside the heads of some of the world's most exceptional minds and see things from their points of view.
With quotes from saints, philosophers, artists, inventors, and even martial arts experts, it's sure to promote some interesting conversations.
A superb book for dipping in and out of, it makes a great gift for those with inquiring souls.
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997) was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun, who was canonised for her missionary work. Born in Tibet, the first Dalai Lama (1391 - 1474) started life as a shepherd before studying as a monk and receiving a vision during meditation.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was born in Italy and, among other things, was an artist, inventor, scientist, and sculptor, who is best known for painting the `Mona Lisa.' Li Jun Fan (1940 - 1973) is better known as Bruce Lee. A little-known fact about the star of films such as `Enter the Dragon' and `Fists of Fury' is that he majored in drama and philosophy, which influenced much of his martial artwork.
Known as the High Renaissance period, the philosophy of the 1500s leaned towards establishing the relationship between the human body and the human soul. Logic was waning as a philosophical ideal and, instead, the focus fell on human nature.
`500 Quotations from the Great Philosophers of the 16th Century' cherry-picks some of the most profound and insightful observations from some of the finest minds of that era.
A superb gift for history buffs and philosophy fans alike.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) was born in Spain and went on to become one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. His use of colloquialism and ordinary speech challenged the overblown structures of traditional literature of the time. Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) was a French philosopher who pioneered the use of essays as a literary device.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) was an Italian diplomat and philosopher who condoned the use of unscrupulous means in politics. Born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was an artist, inventor, scientist, and sculptor, who is best known for painting the `Mona Lisa,' while Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) is best known as an existential artist.