Da Vinci's Ghost


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    Da Vinci's Ghost

    Genius, Obsession and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

    Toby Lester

    Simon & Schuster 2012

    Hardback 293pp

    9781439189238   Product Code: 11019

    One of the world's most famous drawings, Leonardo's 'Vitruvian Man' gives visual form to the proposal of the Roman architect Vitruvius that a man can be made to fit inside a circle and a square. Toby Lester traces the history of this idea and its importance in implying that the human body was a cosmos in miniature - which inspired Leonardo to peer deep into body and soul in a quest for a godlike perspective on the world as a whole.

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