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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As Capra himself contemplated, how different would our world be today if DaVinci 19s works were published.

This books points out what he got right and what he got wrong in optics, geology, physics, frjtjof, anatomy, wave theory, and on and on. Easy to read, nicely handled topic.

The Science of Leonardo

Leonardo helps me feel normal. In order to be an artist, you need to observe carefully.

The two shared a similar outlook on knowlege, advocating tne everything we know we know from experience. It went through his life through the notebooks and the evolutions of his interests. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I would hav Capga three stars for “Ok if you have nothing better to do with your time. Dec 19, Heather Larcombe 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.

In the first chapters when the author discusses his life and what he made throughout it,i think this is the entertaining part. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. However in the last couple of chapters the author try to put the scientific achievements of leonardo and here comes the boring part due to couple of reasons that -though it was revolutionary discoveries on its time- its boring to know that a person was good at every aspect of his life and also boring to read an obvious discoveries that is granted for us to know at our nowadays again!


We are experiencing technical difficulties. There’s also a biography in the first half of the book, but it seemed pretty much the same as other biographies of Leonardo.

Learning from Leonardo | Fritjof Capra

When light hits the eye, he guessed, a spiritual influence travels through the optic nerve to the brain, where it harmonizes with other spiritual waves to form perception and memory. Leonardo Da Vinci is what God would thr if he had a human form.

Sep 10, Bruce rated it liked it Shelves: Published October 30th by Doubleday first published Inspired by Your Browsing History.

One technique he invented and mastered was “sfumato” – caprw delicate art of blending and melting shades into one another, creating more of a 3D effect. In this particular case, to actually go look at the source folios and decipher the writing hmm, have to learn Italian first But overall the book is fantastic, written intelligently but without falling into the impressed-with-their-own-intellect style that so many non fiction books do, and without dumbing the writing down.


I decided to read this book because Leonardo’s drawing the Vitruvian Man has been mentioned in my Feldenkrais training many times.

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Feb 24, Alea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ketertarikannya dalam bidang matematika, geometri, optik, anatomi tubuh manusia, gejala-gejala geologi. A light read, beautiful production– ink, paper, font, just lovely.

I decided I wanted to know if there were more correlations between Leonardo’s work and the teachings in my training. A litle repetitive and acience little dull at times if you’ve already had a lot of physics, but definitely worth a read if you’re interested in learning about Da Vinci and very accessible, I think, if you haven’t had much science training as well.

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Looking for More Great Reads? May 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: And because he was an honest researcher who fritjod to learn about everything he went from being ‘unlearned’ he never got a formal education to creating studies of anatomy, fluid dynamics, My main takeaway from this book?

He also was a master at creating light effects in his paintings.