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Biográfico Leonardo
Biográfico Leonardo

Biográfico Leonardo

Biográfico

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

96 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9788416407583

Rights: US & CA

Cinco Tintas (Sep 2019)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance and the painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. What, perhaps, they don't know is that his original notebook Codex Leicester, was sold to Bill Gates for $30 million and that as an ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexic, Leonardo could draw forwards with one hand while writing backwards with the other. This book presents an ingenious guide to his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the master behind the masterpieces.  La colección Biográfico ofrece una mirada completamente nueva de las vidas de grandes creadores y pensadores de la historia. Recoge 50 fechas, hechos, pensamientos, hábitos y éxitos que los definen y los plasma mediante vívidas instantáneas en forma de infografías. Es de sobra conocido que Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) fue un polímata italiano y una de las mayores mentes creativas del Renacimiento, además del creador de la Mona Lisa y de La última cena. Lo que quizás no se sepa es que Bill Gates compró por 30 millones de dólares su cuaderno de notas original, el Codice Leicester; que era ambidiestro, con tendencias paranoides y disléxico, y que era capaz de escribir del derecho con una mano mientras, simultáneamente, escribía del revés con la otra, o que inventó un coche blindado, un barco volador y las lentes de contacto. Biográfico Leonardo presenta una ingeniosa guía de su vida y su obra, mediante una serie de datos y cifras impactantes convertidos en atractivas imágenes que revelan al maestro que subyace tras las obras maestras. 

Reviews

"The Biographic Series is an exciting new collection of biographies about some of the world's greatest thinkers, writers, artists and cultural innovators. Whilst each book could be read cover to cover, readers are more likely to randomly select pages, stopping and pausing to find out more about the subject . . . The infographics are visually appealing and entertaining, perhaps reinvigorating an interest in the subject . . .The legacy of artists, such as Monet and Van Gogh are particularly well documented in their Biographic." —Armadillo magazine, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Andrew Kirk worked in publishing for over twenty years before becoming a writer. His previous titles have included books on ancient history and a study of Thoreau.