Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Illustrated Book of Leonardo Da Vinci's Science and Inventions

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A couple of months ago, we visited Maraya Art Center in Al Qasba, Sharjah. On our way out after viewing the art works, we saw a small library and we decided to stop by for some reading. We saw this book titled Inventions: Leonardo Da Vinci. It is filled with notes and 3D illustrations of the Renaissance Man's science and inventions.

As we turn the pages, intricate paper engineering blew us away. Check this out:


Leonardo kept a series of journals in which he wrote almost daily, as well as separate notes and sheets of observations, comments and plans which were left to various pupils and were later bound.

 The man who painted Mona Lisa and The Last Supper was also famous for his concept on robots or human machines.


Da Vinci's concept of flying.


Architectural sketch

His studies on human anatomy allowed him to dissect corpses in Milan and Rome.


His concept on tanks

Artillery and canons

Leonardo's machines, bridges, and hydraulics.

The world's most famous drawing - The Vitruvian Man

An entry for




21 sweets for Kero:

genefaith on March 16, 2011 at 1:43 AM said...

wow sis this entry blew me away!!! hope to have a glance of Da Vinci's work...

visiting you from "Just beautiful"

ρομπερτ on March 16, 2011 at 3:36 AM said...

how very interesting ! please have a good wednesday.

daily athens

Mommy Trish on March 16, 2011 at 4:11 AM said...

wow! thanks for sharing this beautiful and interesting photos! :)

Roger Owen Green on March 16, 2011 at 5:04 AM said...

I am SO fascinated by the genius that was daVINCI!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe on March 16, 2011 at 5:38 AM said...

An absolutely fascinating man and what a wonderful book showing his multi facets. Thanks for the terrific pictures showing so much detail.

Jingle on March 16, 2011 at 6:05 AM said...

incredible invention shots.

well done,

Ms. Burrito on March 16, 2011 at 7:23 AM said...

So pretty and Interesting!


Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

gengen on March 16, 2011 at 7:45 AM said...

Wow those are amazing too cute. have a wonderful day...

Oakland Daily Photo on March 16, 2011 at 7:56 AM said...

Incredibly inventive illustrations.

Hazelicious929 on March 16, 2011 at 9:15 AM said...

That's really nice and interesting. I want to visit interesting places because learning is so wide and there's even more to learn.

http://www.hazelholbrook.com/2011/03/just-beautiful-7-white-trees.html

Shydub on March 16, 2011 at 10:52 AM said...

Very interesting entry

TYRA on March 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM said...

Interesting! I would love to have one of those. Beautiful.

Tyra

zoan on March 16, 2011 at 3:14 PM said...

whew. superb. thanks for sharing this beautiful photos :)

mine is up here: http://farmgirlblogger.blogspot.com/2011/03/just-beautiful-3.html

Jay at The Depp Effect on March 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM said...

What a wonderful book - beautiful sepia illustrations and paper models.

I've been to the Leonardo da Vinci museum in Vinci, Italy, and it's utterly fascinating. They have models of some of his inventions, made from his drawings!

Vernz on March 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM said...

hi sis wow this is an interesting material... brilliant art... dropping for just beautiful..
Mine is up here

C5 @ A Woman's World on March 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM said...

It surely is just beautiful! :)

JB7 #10

Meryl on March 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM said...

There is the art itself, the art of the book, and the art of photography.

Thanks,
Meryl

Roxxy on March 17, 2011 at 12:54 AM said...

pop ups book, seems like all inside it are all interesting!

my entry here
http://alwaysfilipina.blogspot.com/2011/03/just-beautiful-entry-3.html

Chuchie | Chie Wilks on March 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM said...

Super Wow! very interesting book with awesome illustration.. really worth the money

Anne on March 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM said...

Yay, its one of my dreams to at least touch his creations the originals. Like the monalisa and this book.

Just Beautiful

sharplittlepencil on March 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM said...

There's no way to measure the contributions of daVinci. You chose well for this prompt! Intellectual, and a bit of an imp...

Glad I found you at ABC! Here's one of mine:
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/isolation/
Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore

 

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