Leonardo's Heritage

Da Vinci's inventions –
and what became of them

Original Title: Leonardos Erbe

original edition

Paperback, 320 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in., 50 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-328-10328-8
€ 12.00 [D] | € 12.40 [A] | CHF 17.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: February 11, 2019
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Matthias  Eckoldt - Leonardo's Heritage


Leonardo – a genius who sometimes floundered

In his mind he links a wide variety of fields of science and takes on the elements; he is fascinated by water and dreams of flying. We know of more than eighty inventions by Leonardo da Vinci – underwater boats, double-armed cranes, a printing press and an automobile.

Yet not all of this universal genius's ideas were of practical use or even functional. Bestselling writer Matthias Eckoldt sees Leonardo as a child of his time and shows us the simple man behind the most expensive painter of all times. And he tells the vivid and gripping story of which inventions were necessary before the objects were able to leave the world of Leonardo's imagination and step onto the stage of reality.


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