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Journal of inventions : Leonardo Da Vinci: Home

Artists' Books
Jaspre Bark, David Lawrence, David Hawcock
Art Library Rare Books Collection ND623.L5 B3227 2008 box 11.2

This fascinating book is an exquisite collection of elaborate 3-D pop-ups and detailed illustrations based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance's most influential mind. Discover da Vinci's Mechanical Man, coil-spring clock mechanisms, hydraulic contraptions, and designs for armored vehicles — the precursor to modern tanks. Each invention is brought to life as a movable 3-D pop-up, with da Vinci's own words and illustrations to provide further insight. This endlessly fascinating book is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike.