Item description for The Genius of Leonardo by Guido Visconti & Bimba Landmann...
Overview The works, dreams, and wild inventions of the genius Leonardo da Vinci are seen through the eyes of his mischievous young assistant, Giacomo. Full color throughout. plus endpapers.
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Studio: Barefoot Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.48" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.44" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2000
Publisher Barefoot Books
ISBN 184148301X ISBN13 9781841483016
Availability 0 units.
More About Guido Visconti & Bimba Landmann
Dr. Guido Visconti is professor at the Department of Physcis at l'Aquila University, Italy. He is a leading scientist in the field of remote sensing and has written and edited several books, and made numerous other contributions to the field.
The other editors with a wealth of knowledge and experience are affiliated to respectively l'Aqulia University (Dr. Di Carlo), Penn State University (Dr. Brune), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Dr. Schoeberl) and Forschungszentrum JA1/4lich (Dr. Wahner).
Reviews - What do customers think about The Genius of Leonardo?
Six Stars! Mar 14, 2001
The illustrations by Bimba Landmann are amazing, making the book a work of art. The text is meaty, telling us a lot about Leonardo and his ideas (with direct quotes). Kids will relate to the mischievous character of Giacomo, Leonardo's 10-year-old assistant, who frequently annoys his famous boss. I would recommend this book for anyone age 6 to adult!
Enjoyed it despite myself Oct 14, 2000
When I first saw the cover and title for this book, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like it. The illustrations did not remind me of Leonardo Da Vinci. I was ready to be disappointed. Instead, I was surprised when I found myself enjoying the book. I like the portrayal of Leonardo and his apprentice. The genius of the man is portrayed while still keeping him imperfect. Leonardo doesn't have answers for all of life's questions. Still, the book reminded me how fascinating math and science can be while reminding me why the Renaissance is such a fascinating time in history. All around, this is a wonderful book.