Summer Read

Found My Summer Read: Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo da Vinci

I’m interested in Isaacson's perspective on da Vinci. I’ve long had a fascination with da Vinci’s writings, sketches, mechanicals, and a love affair with his art. Those that have visited my home have seen the nearly 5’ framing of the 1997 Boston Museum of Science poster that superimposes Leonardo’s self-portrait and Vitruvian Man.  Most cherished book? Leonardo by Martin Kemp gifted to me by the president of the Dominican Republic. Worst book? How to think like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb -an almost comical stab at a self-help book for those devoid of creativity.  Other prized reads include the Codex Leicester on CD-ROM, and the largest in size - The Complete Works of Leonardo da Vinci.