Fritjof Capra. · Rating details · ratings · 70 reviews. Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their. Drawing on over pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo’s. But he was also, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly modern man. Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and .
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Capra takes more of a systems dynamics approach to the science, basing it more on what was known during Da Vinci’s time, rather than examining the physics from a Newtonian perspective because that is not the type of physics background with which he would have approached these questions, though it is often how it has been interpretted since his n An interesting book about the various pursuits of a brilliant mind.
As I was reading, I often wondered to myself, what could he have accomplished in our day and age? Aug 17, Steven Kaminski rated it really liked it. Not a Descartian divisionist at all – art, science, engineering, anatomy – all related, all part of what he ‘did’ in the world.
I like that Capra made an effort to place da Vinci and his research in his own time and place for the most part, I didn’t like Capra’s attempts to connect da Vinci to modern ideas like deep ecology or James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. Jun 04, Arys Aditya rated it really liked it Shelves: Capra takes more of a systems dynamics approach to the science, basing it more on what was known during Da Vinci’s time, rather than examining the physics from a Newtonian perspective because that is not the type of physics background with which he would have approached these questions, though it is often how it has been interpretted since his notebooks were discovered.
This books points out what he got right and what he got wrong in optics, geology, physics, mechanics, anatomy, wave theory, and on and on. A lovely and well-noted book promoting DaVinci’s extensive investigations into multiple branches of science.
Sebuah lukisan yang seperti dikatakan Capra sendiri”Adalah kritik tajam seni terhadap kedunguan perang. Tidak hanya sebagai seniman, di buku ini juga digambarkan Leonardo sebagai seorang saintis, kisah hidupnya dari awal hingga akhir hayatnya. If I didnt know any better I would say that Moshe Feldenkrais read this ffitjof as he was developing his method.
I relate sxience his journey in exploring practical aspects for a painting such as light or physical motion taking a diversion into optics, physiology, barn construction etc.
The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra
And it must be mentioned that the book iteslf is gorgeous. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. His extremely curious mind, amazing, almost superhuman powers of concentration, and his ability to memorize and synthesize huge amounts of information led to a level of genius in both science and art that has been rarely surpassed.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I found the first half of the story the more factual and biographical half to be more enjoyable and interesting than the latter half.
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One technique he invented and mastered was “sfumato” – the delicate art of blending and melting shades into one another, creating more of a 3D effect. Satu dari sedikit saja buku biografi yang saya suka dan baca berkali-kali. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have not studied Leonardo directly, and so appreciated the inclusion of such biographical detail. And oddly, this is where the book hits it’s only snag. Be the first to ask a question about The Science of Leonardo.
I would hav Rated three stars for “Ok if you have nothing better to do with your time. Along the way, we learn how Leonardo continually revises and integrates these separate but leonatdo streams of thought.
Mar 28, Ahmed Fouadeldin rated it it was amazing. In this book we learn how he was eager to learn more and never stop trying or searching for the right answer.
Probably the most fascinating part was reading about the innovative art techniques he leonarrdo that were quite radical and awe-inspiring in his day. This particular book was well done – a bit dry in parts – but informative and evenhanded.
Sep 10, Bruce rated it liked it Shelves: He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first leoonardo flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today. In order to be an artist, you need to observe carefully. Capra delves into the life of an artist, scientist, designer, architect, botanist, anatomist, engineer, and musician who won’t be held back by the restraints of classical writ The Science of Leonardo is the most inspirational and interesting book that I have read in the last ten years.
Oct 15, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: It went through his life through the notebooks and the evolutions of his interests. However in the last couple of chapters the author try to put the scientific achievements of leonardo and here comes the boring part with no doubt that the life of leonardo de vinci was full of lessons for us to learn and to amuse us with his amazing capabilities.
The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
Little else is known outside of the writings of these early biographers about da Vinci’s youth or his personal side – yet there is less doubt as to his persona in his older years. The two shared a similar outlook on knowlege, advocating that everything we know we know from experience. I decided to read this book because Leonardo’s drawing the Vitruvian Man has been mentioned in my Feldenkrais training many times.
Not the case as Moshe passed before this was published, which may make it even more incredible. Really nice treatment of an aspect of LDV’s genius not often considered at length – the extremely integrative, systems-level nature of his intelligence and practice.
Capra takes the reader for an intellectually stimulating journey through the life of Leonardo. I cannot even imagine anyone more talented and to think that I learned so much about the great Leonardo.
Enough cannot be said about how truly far ahead of his time he was. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of Leonardo’s life and achievements, but I was only scraping the surface.
There’s also a biography in the first half of the book, but it seemed pretty much the same as other biographies of Leonardo. The first half focuses on his general biography, the second half the science itself.