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

5 hours 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."

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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

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

4 days 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?

Why Build Progressive Web Apps For Your Business

Progressive Web Apps’ progressive plans were shelved for a good number of years by none other than industry stalwarts like Steve Jobs and Marc Zuckerberg. According to Walter Isaacson, the...

Why Apple's not going to sell an OLED TV

It's no secret Apple really, really wants to reinvent the TV. On his deathbed, Steve Jobs expressed great interest in fixing the crummy TV watching experience, telling his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had "finally cracked it." Jobs...Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio's Leonardo da Vinci Biopic Gets Picked Up By Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s anticipated Leonardo da Vinci biopic has found a home! The 42-year-old actor is set to star in the flick, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo da Vinci. The rights to the film were just picked up by Paramount after a tough seven-figure bidding war with Universal, according to Deadline. Leonardo [...]

Leo Meet Leo: Paramount, Universal Vie For Walter Isaacson Da Vinci Book For Dicaprio

EXCLUSIVE: Legend has it that Leonardo DiCaprio was so named because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when the future star kicked for the first time. So it seems like destiny that DiCaprio might someday play his namesake, the artist who painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Show More Summary

Travis Kalanick isn't "Steve Jobs-ing" anything

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Walter Isaacson’s book about Steve Jobs features a scene where’s Jobs is so angry to have been ousted from Apple that he stares out his widow listening to “The Times They Are a Changin’” on vinyl over and over again. “The loser now will be later to win…” Travis Kalanick seems to have internalized this part of the Jobs narrative….and only this part. Show More Summary

I Went Walking, and…

3 months agoAcademics / Physics : Asymptotia

Well, that was nice. Was out for a walk with my son and ran into Walter Isaacson. (The Aspen Center for Physics, which I'm currently visiting, is next door to the Aspen Institute. He's the president and CEO of it.) He wrote the excellent Einstein biography that was the official book of the Genius series I worked on as science advisor. Show More Summary

Former CNN Chief Walter Isaacson: Media Helping To Divide The Nation

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

When specifically asked about whether Fox News' supposed bias toward President Donald Trump was a contributing factor in the divide, Isaacson refused to place the blame on any one media outlet.

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy | Walter Isaacson

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy | Walter Isaacson: Isaacson has been captured by the Silicon Valley hubris that underlies the four books he’s reviewing (WILD RIDE: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination...Show More Summary

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