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Da Vinci's Ghost: The untold story of Vitruvian Man [Hardcover]

Toby Lester
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'Erudite, elegant, enthralling. This is a wonderful book.' --Sister Wendy Beckett

'Da Vinci's Ghost is a first-rate intellectual enchantment.' --Charles Mann, author of 1493 and 1491

'A beautiful and brilliant book. You will never be able to look at Leonardo's Vitruvian Man the same way again.' --Howard Markel, author of An Anatomy of Addiction

'Toby Lester, a canny decoder of images and a great storyteller, sheds new light on the enigmatic Leonardo da Vinci.' --Chris Anderson, editor, Wired

'Like Da Vinci's famous drawing, Toby Lester's book is a small wonder' --Cullen Murphy, editor at large, Vanity Fair

'(Lester) weaves a sparkling account of da Vinci's personal life...a fascinating book' --Jamie Condliffe New Scientist

'Toby Lester offers the absorbing story of this renaissance rendering.' --Nature

'It's a fascinating intellectual history, and it's expertly told.' --Scotsman

'Hits the mark ... a compelling portrait of Leonardo ... leavens scholarship with storytelling and graceful prose.' --FT

'This book is most of all a very well written and lucidly argued piece of intellectual synthesis.' --Independent

Book Description

The untold story of Vitruvian Man, the drawing that captured the spirit of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - and that still haunts our own

About the Author

Toby Lester is a contributing editor to The Atlantic where he has been a writer, staff editor, senior editor and deputy managing editor. He is the author of The Fourth Part of the World which tells the story of the map that gave America its name.
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