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Saturday links: reanimating the master

Review: Walter Isaacson “reanimates” the master in Leonardo da Vinci. (NYTimes)

Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

Weekend picks for book lovers, including Walter Isaacson's new da Vinci bio

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Spend your weekend reading 'Leonardo da Vinci' by Walter Isaacson. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.        

The da Vinci Pause

Leonardo’s Life Hack Last month, Walter Isaacson released his big new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. I haven’t read it yet (though it’s inevitable I will). In the meantime, I listened to Brett McKay’s sharp podcast interview with Isaacson. As the conversation winds down, McKay poses an intriguing question: “[Leonardo] da Vinci lived 500 years […]

By the Book: Walter Isaacson: By the Book

The author of “Einstein,” “Steve Jobs,” and, most recently, “Leonardo da Vinci,” has a weakness for cyberpunk dating to the 1980s: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson.

Books of The Times: Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

Isaacson’s latest biography of a celebrated visionary captures the perfectionist, misser of deadlines and remarkably prescient genius.

The Best History Books of October

Our Best History Books of October are well represented on best seller lists this month. As I post this, Walter Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci sits atop the Amazon print best seller list. Ron Chernow's Grant sits atop the New York Times best seller list. And both books are on the Amazon Charts list.

Walter Isaacson Goes Inside the Most Creative Mind in History: Leonardo da Vinci

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The award-winning author explains what drew him to Leonardo da Vinci, and what we can all learn from this self-made Renaissance man.

Puzzle: A Painting Attributed To Leonardo Gets Science Wrong. Does That Mean It's Not A Leonardo?

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The painting is estimated to fetch $100m (£75m) at auction next month. But "in a forthcoming study, Leonardo da Vinci: the Biography, Walter Isaacson questions why an artistic genius, scientist, inventor, and engineer showed an 'unusual lapse or unwillingness' to link art and science in depicting the orb."

Win signed books about Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein

Enter our competition to win books about the genius of some of the greatest minds in science, signed by author Walter Isaacson

Isaacson's 'Leonardo da Vinci': Gay, and a Renaissance 'giant'

The Italian renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci becomes human at the hands of Walter Isaacson in a new "genius" biography. A 3.5-star book review.        

What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for both art and science

For biographer Walter Isaacson, Leonardo's breadth of interests would have led him embrace the Internet age The post What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for both art and science appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Renaissance artist and inventor, whose curiosity about the world raised him from ignominious birthright to the pantheon of greatness

Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painting

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the "augmented reality" of Renaissance artwork such as da Vinci's, and why the eyes in paintings like the Mona Lisa appear to follow the viewer.

Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance man

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the rise of the "Renaissance Man" in Florence.

Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist

In this web exclusive, biographer Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and his curiosity and unique gifts as an observer of the world around him.

Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.” – Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the […]

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.

"Art is a science and science is an art."

“Art is a science and science is an art.” - | Stowe Boyd (with a hat tip to Walter Isaacson, who wrote of Leonardo, ‘He knew that art was a science and that science was an art.’)

Celebrity Picks: Walter Isaacson Lists Some of his Recent Favorites

What does Walter Isaacson read when he's not writing books like Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci?

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