“My starting point for this book was not Leonardo’s art masterpieces but his notebooks. His mind, I think, is best revealed in the more than 7,200 pages of his notes and scribbles that, miraculously survive to this day. Paper turns out to be a superb information-storage technology, still readable after five hundred years, which our own tweets likely won’t be.”
Walter Isaacson, author of bestsellers about Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, draws the reader into the world of Da Vinci’s creative imagination, curiosity and talent. Not only does he delve into the key places and central figures that populated the artist’s life, but Isaacson also fixes a close eye on many of Da Vinci’s masterpieces, offering detail and perspective in accessible ways.