Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer

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Dutton Children's Books, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 52 pages

Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work-from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty-reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.

Robert Byrd celebrates this passionate, playful genius in a glowing picture book replete with the richness and imagination of Leonardo's own notebooks. Twenty lavish spreads, including side drawings, supplemental texts, and quotes from Leonardo's writings, highlight distinct periods and make the master's art, jokes, explorations, and inventions wonderfully vivid and accessible. A striking tribute to an irrepressible mind and to the potential within all who are curious.

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User Review  - airdnaxela - LibraryThing

This is a book that I would keep for myself, as a current student of a Renaissance Art course I can testify that the information is complete, accurate, and written with a compelling voice. There is so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I couldn't read every page. It's just too thorough, with no narration. And the cartoon-like drawings are appropropriate, but boring, imo. It is however a valuable reference, and clearly enough written to be accessible to all readers ages 8 and up. Read full review

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Mr. Byrd is a successful commercial artist and children's book illustrator whose award-winning picture books include The Bear and the Bird King. Robert Byrd lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Mr. Byrd is a successful commercial artist and children's book illustrator whose award-winning picture books include The Bear and the Bird King. Robert Byrd lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

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