I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Contrary to the opinions expressed by my fellow critics. I found the authors passion for Leonardo and for Leonardo’s science to be riveting. I have not studied Leonardo directly, and so appreciated the inclusion of such biographical detail. I realise that there are literally thousands of books written on Leonardo, from diverse perspectives. Though I was pleased with the mix of science discussed by the author as it related to Leonardo’s life, his art and his death. I found exactly what I was looking for in this book.
Having said that, I can see how those more advanced in their understanding of art, or of Renaissance science / history might have found it to be somewhat cursory, though as a newcomer to this subject, I think that this book should be heralded as a must read for those embarking on self directed study of the Master and his work.
I gave this book four and a half out of five.
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