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A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Alex Raynham. 'What does the world look like from the moon?' 'How do our bodies work?' 'Is it possible for people to fly?' 'Can I make a horse of bronze that is 8 metres tall?' 'How can we have cleaner cities?' All his life, Leonardo da Vinci asked questions. We know him as a great artist, but he was one of the great thinkers of all time, and even today, doctors and scientists are still learning from his ideas. Meet the man who made a robot lion, wrote backwards, and tried to win a war by moving a river . . .

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Alex Raynham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2015-03-05
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780194632430

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Contains early biographical information and art criticism of Leonardo da Vinci and his work.

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Genre: Art
Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 1999
File: 502 Pages
ISBN-13: 0815329334

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Although Leonardo’s Giant Crossbow is one of his most popular drawings, it has been one of the least understood. "Leonardo’s Giant Crossbow" offers the first in-depth account of this drawing’s likely purpose and its highly resolved design. This fascinating book has a wealth of technical information about the Giant Crossbow drawing, as it’s a complete study of this project, though this is as accessible to the general audience as much as it is also informative with new discoveries for the professors of engineering, technology and art. The book explores the context of Leonardo’s invention with an examination of the extensive documentary evidence, a short history of the great crossbow and ballista, the first accurate translation of the text and the technical specifications, and a detailed analysis of Leonardo’s design process for the crossbow, from start to finish. Dozens of preparatory drawings, along with the recent discovery of nearly invisible metal stylus preparatory incisions under the ink of the Giant Crossbow drawing, are evidence of Leonardo’s intent to offer engineers and other viewers a thorough design of the massive machine. The book proposes these new discoveries with the help of a strategy that had been at the core of Leonardo’s working philosophy: the proportional method. As proven with an analysis of the Giant Crossbow project, he used a consistent approach to 1/3rd proportions throughout the design and drawing process and employed this kind of proportional strategy at the start of almost every important project. Thanks to this proof of his knowledge of geometry, evidence of his studies of impetus and force, and thanks to the highly polished and complex nature of the Giant Crossbow design, a later date for the drawing is proposed in the present book, associating the drawing with his drafting capabilities around 1490-93.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Matt Landrus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2010-06-14
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 3540689184

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Life and work of the renowned painter, scientist, and philosopher of the Renaissance period.

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Genre: Art
Author: Frank Zöllner
Publisher: Taschen
Release: 2000
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 3822859796

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Improve reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. Motivate students with this reader's theater script and build students' knowledge through grade-level content. Included graphic organizer helps visual learners.

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Author: Gail Skroback Hennessey
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2014-01-01
File: 7 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480767737

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Author: Ludwig Heinrich Heydenreich
Publisher:
Release: 1954
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015008415294

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More than fifteen hundred extracts containing the Renaissance genius' maxims, prophecies, fables, letters, and brilliant observations in architecture, painting, physiology, geography, and other fields

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Genre: Art
Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 1970
File: 499 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486225739

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An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller. Leonardo da Vinci?artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man?is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes. The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.

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Genre: Art
Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release: 2013-09-24
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781603763370

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Systematic grouped passages of Leonardo's writings concerning painting, focusing on problems of interpretation. More than an anthology, it offers a reconstruction of the underlying meaning of Leonardo's words. Introductions, notes, bibliography, reference materials. Over 125 black-and-white illustrations.

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Genre: Art
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2012-08-08
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486137520

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Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables, epigrams, and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection, organized in seven themed sections, offers a fascinating and informative sample of his writings. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo, who explores the artist's genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts. The book also features new notes and a chronology of Leonardo's life. Irma A. Richter was an artist, translator, and Leonardo scholar. Thereza Wells is Head of Scientific Analysis at Universal Leonardo. Martin Kemp is University Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford (Trinity College) and the author of The Oxford History of Western Art and Leonardo.

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Genre: Art
Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2008-04-17
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199299027

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