Leonardo da Vinci continues to intrigue and mystify us. I have been fascinated by da Vinci since childhood, so I was eager to read this new biography. Although I was hoping for something a little more well-written and scholarly, on the whole it was a satisfying re-discovery for me. I wasn't aware of the wealth of primary sources available surrounding this Renaissance man, the recent scientific research done on his paintings, or the debates surrounding new "discoveries" of his artwork in the past few years. The color plates of the paintings and notebooks are real bonuses for delving into the material presented.

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