The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/13/2015
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

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Leonardo da Vinci’s descriptions and sketches of ingenious machines are brought into your hands in this fascinating book. Although these inventions were never built, they take form as 3-D models that you can assemble in The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance's most influential mind, this collection of exquisite ideas will fascinate and inspire. Discover the concepts that da Vinci used to design his flying machine, hydraulic contraptions, war devices, coiled mechanisms, and the famous mechanical man. Each invention is brought to life as a 3-D model to build, with da Vinci’s own words and illustrations to provide further insight.

Author Biography

Jasper Bark is a novelist, children's author and graphic novel writer. His work has been translated into five different languages and his educational books are used in schools throughout the United Kingdom to improve literacy among 12 to 16 year olds. Prior to this he worked as a film, theatre and art critic for the British National Press. His play A Glasgow Kiss was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1999. He has collaborated with many contemporary fine artists on performances and installations, including Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson. Jasper's research into these inventions is the culmination of a life long fascination with the works of Leonardo da Vinci.

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