This rendition is perfect for a class project in the arts, sciences, medicine or engineering. The work has detailed drawings of animal anatomy, as well as patent drawings. The quality of the presentation is comparable to a professional architect or commercial artist. Each drawing has a considerable explanation of the origin and artistic context of the rendition. The book proves that Da Vinci envisioned some of today's inventions 500 or so years before they were commercialized.
The scientist Sigmund Freud said of Leonardo da Vinci:
"Indeed, the great Leonardo remained like a child for the whole of his life in more than one way; it is said, that all great men are bound to retain some infantile part. Even as an adult, he continued to play, and this was another reason why he often appeared uncanny and incomprehensible to his contemporaries."
The acquisition is well worth the price for serious students of the arts, sciences, medicine or engineering.
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