Leonardo da Vinci's Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages
Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the Mona Lisa! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying machines! He was a genius about, um… a lot of other… things… and, um, stuff... Okay, I’m sure you know a bit more than that, but unless you’re a Renaissance scholar, you’re certain to find yourself amazed and surprised at how much you didn’t know about the quintessential Renaissance man when you encounter a compilation of his notebooks—Codex Arundel—which has been digitized by the British Library and made available to the public. The notebook, writes Jonathan Jones at The Guardian, represents “the living record of a universal mind.” For hundreds of years, the huge, secretive collection of manuscripts remained mostly unseen by all but the most rarified of collectors. Related Content: Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (Circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC.
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