Leonardo da Vinci is hot right now. CBS News recently did a special report on him. Another Leonardo (DiCaprio) is planning to produce a bio pic about him. And Walter Isaacson (biographer of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein) just published an epic new biography, Leonardo da Vinci, which creates a portrait of the great Florentine master that focuses less on his final product and more on his process. Isaacson certainly pays homage to masterpieces like The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa, but the book centers on Leonardo’s notebooks, which allows us to peer behind the curtain and steal a glance at how this incomparable genius did it all. The theme that runs through this constantly fascinating book is Leonardo’s endless store of curiosity.
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