Jetzt kostenlos testen

Leonardo da Vinci

Sprecher: Alfred Molina
Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 1 Min.
4,6 out of 5 stars (106 Bewertungen)

Danach 9,95 € pro Monat. Jederzeit kündbar.

ODER
Im Warenkorb

Beschreibung von Audible

Editors Select, October 2017

Walter Isaacson, one of the most celebrated biographers of our time, is probably the only person who could successfully tackle a biography of the utterly complex, enigmatic, and misunderstood Leonardo Da Vinci; in fact, you could say that Da Vinci is the Steve Jobs of the 15th century (smile if you get it). Half jokes aside, Isaacson does an incredible job of melding Da Vinci the man with Da Vinci the artist, scientist, and inventor. Though it sometimes seems as if Dan Brown deserves credit for the recent cultural fascination with the Renaissance artist, Isaacson will surely be credited for unearthing Da Vinci’s past in a scholarly yet manageable manner. Narrator Alfred Molina's rhythmic and smooth delivery makes this work all the more accessible. —Laura, Audible Editor

Inhaltsangabe

The author of the acclaimed best sellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius.

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius.

Now Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life, showing why we have much to learn from him. His combination of science, art, technology, and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity. So, too, was his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His relentless curiosity should remind us of the importance of instilling, in both ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it - to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Walter Isaacson (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

Das könnte Ihnen auch gefallen

Weitere Titel des Autors

Das sagen andere Hörer zu Leonardo da Vinci

Bewertung
Gesamt
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    72
  • 4 Sterne
    24
  • 3 Sterne
    8
  • 2 Sterne
    1
  • 1 Stern
    1
Sprecher
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    72
  • 4 Sterne
    16
  • 3 Sterne
    8
  • 2 Sterne
    0
  • 1 Stern
    0
Geschichte
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    66
  • 4 Sterne
    21
  • 3 Sterne
    8
  • 2 Sterne
    1
  • 1 Stern
    1

Rezensionen - mit Klick auf einen der beiden Reiter können Sie die Quelle der Rezensionen bestimmen.

Sortieren nach:
Filtern:
  • Gesamt
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    2 out of 5 stars

Too detailed

Unless you are interested in what multiple critics said about Leonardos pictures and how he drew his pictures (reported very extensively) and what the author thinks about it all, this book is not for you. Leonardo's art side is described with more detail than his science side, which I personally found a pity. Also the historical context could have been explained better by cutting on the long passages about the respective paintings.

4 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars

Good biography.

I´ve read a couple of da Vinci biographies, some where worse than this one, but some, better, too. The Author focuses on works of art, paintings, and it´s sometimes a bit hard to follow him, since you cannot see those Pictures if you´re not looking at your mobile simultaniously. I looked the paintings up, and got new insight in the works. Sadly, this biography, like every else I´ve ever read, idealises Leonardo always a bit. All in all, I can recommend this very much, although the Speaker sounds sometimes like a scoundre.

2 Leute fanden das hilfreich