Biographic: Leonardo2020-01-08T17:05:49+00:00

Biographic: Leonardo

The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots.

Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance and the painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that his original notebook Codex Leicester, was sold to Bill Gates for $30 million; that as an ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexic, Leonardo could draw forwards with one hand while writing backwards with the other; and that he invented an armoured car, a flying ship and contact lenses. Biographic: Leonardo presents an ingenious guide to his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the master behind the masterpieces.


Author Information

Andrew Kirk
Author Andrew Kirk (Liverpool, UK) was educated at Oxford University and worked in publishing for over twenty years before becoming a writer. His previous titles have included books on ancient history and a study of Thoreau. Consultant Editor Dr Diana Newall, studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and University College, University of London. She has lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History including at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Open University, the University of Kent, Birmingham University and Birkbeck College, London. Also available: Churchill in Quotes.