The Diaries of Leonardo Da Vinci
Translated by Jean Paul Richter
Edited by Michael R. Poll
The Renaissance is often defined by the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci. His abilities and talents seem limitless. He was a painter, sculptor, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, astronomer, architect, mystic, writer and (often overlooked) teacher. The Diaries of Leonardo Da Vinci give us a look into the complex mind of this genius and also provide us with a sampling of the same education that Da Vinci provided to his students. The diaries were kept by Da Vinci in a number of notebooks where he would write and sketch ideas, thoughts, personal notes and a wide collection of entries.
Leonardo Da Vinci is widely considered as the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His diaries are not only of immense value to art students, but to anyone with a desire to learn more about the thoughts, ideas and messages from this “Renaissance Man.”