When I say Leonardo da Vinci, you have a thought. Perhaps it is Inventor, Artist, Painter, or Scientist, or perhaps all of those words and more tumble out of your brain. My first thought is genius – because all of those descriptors and more are accurate and fitting. While I have read some about this 15th century man, I didn’t know much about him until I read this book.
If you like biographies, you likely have read at least one book by Walter Issacson. If you haven’t, please get started. This is the latest in his line of beautifully written works about interesting and important people.
It isn’t a short book, but once you start reading, that won’t matter. If heft concerns you, read it digitally. If you don’t read biographies, I might not start with this book. But if you have a native interest in the time period, painting, or science, and want a clearer picture of the Renaissance and the man who comes to personify it, read this book.
If you want a picture of a curious mind and a model of what it means to be a lifelong learner, read this book.
If you are like me, you will be enlightened, challenged, and encouraged, sometimes all within the same page.
Sit down with this book for 30 minutes an evening. It will be time well spent.