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BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed

Little Neophyte 25 Apr 01 - 08:41 PM
JenEllen 26 Apr 01 - 08:23 PM
Sorcha 26 Apr 01 - 08:29 PM
Little Neophyte 26 Apr 01 - 08:37 PM
JenEllen 26 Apr 01 - 08:39 PM
JenEllen 26 Apr 01 - 08:46 PM
Sorcha 26 Apr 01 - 09:23 PM
Chicken Charlie 26 Apr 01 - 09:45 PM
Chicken Charlie 27 Apr 01 - 02:06 PM
Little Neophyte 27 Apr 01 - 03:57 PM
JenEllen 27 Apr 01 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,Little Neo's Supposedly Brighter Sister 27 Apr 01 - 09:48 PM
catspaw49 27 Apr 01 - 10:06 PM
Little Neophyte 27 Apr 01 - 10:38 PM
Chocolate Pi 28 Apr 01 - 12:27 AM

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Subject: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:41 PM

I know this is far from a music request but I was hoping there might be someone who could help me. I need to find a really well written, readable biography of Leonardo da Vinci.
If anyone knows of one or where I should go about looking, I would really appreciate the help,

Thanks,
Bonnie 


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:23 PM

Sent it PM.
Luv,
Jenardo


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:29 PM

That's bloody helpful for the other folks who might want it, elle1 (grin). Was it an url or multi page message? I tend to like earls myself........


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:37 PM

Thats pretty funny Sorcha. I would post what Jen wrote but you know how those personal messages are confidential and all. Its a top secret book but I'll see what I can do.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:39 PM

Sorry Sorch!! I figured this one was going the way of the buffalo and just wanted to let her know I didn't forget!!

CLOSET ART FREAKS: HEAR ME NOW!!!!! *bg*
There is a pretty good biography in a book called: Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. A guy named Georgio Vasari wrote a bit in it called "Life of Leonardo da Vinci" and it's probably the most concise thing I've ever read on the subject. I like it when they give you leads you can follow up on your own instead of droning on and on about something. This guy did just that.

Luv,
Jen da VerysorryforleavingyououtSorch


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:46 PM

Okay...done some hunting-up. You can find a bit of it at this earl, Sorch.

daVinci

Luv,
JenEllangelo


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 09:23 PM

ooohhh, them Earls...better than Barons any day! Thanks, elle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 09:45 PM

I'm glad were all such democrats that Signor Vasari becomes just one of us guys. Kind of comforting.

There is an older but (to me) very readable bio called The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci. As title indicates, this is imaginative, but the imagination is kept within reasonable historical bounds. Author is Dmitri Merejkowski a pretty interesting guy also. Find it Advanced Book Exchange (international dealers).

Click here

Chicken Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 02:06 PM

Yet another da Vinci bio I consider readable is "Leonardo da Vinci: The Tragic Pursuit of Perfection," by Antonia Vallentin. (Vasari, "Lives of the Artists," which contains a much shorter bio than either this one or Merejkowski's, is available in Penguin.)

CC


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 03:57 PM

Hey guys, I can't thank you enough. I know you must all think I am so intelligent, seeking to expand my cultural horizons but the truth is, it is my sister Sherry who has all the brains in our family. She asked me if it would be possible to ask my Mudcat friends if they knew of a good book on Leonardo Da Vinci to recommend to her.
Alas, I must resort to batting my eye lashes and show some cleavage to earn my worth.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 04:02 PM

HA!!! Like that worked on ME!!! Oh, wait a minute...guess it did, didn't it?? :)

Luv, Jen (who finds you worthy for tons of other reasons)


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: GUEST,Little Neo's Supposedly Brighter Sister
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 09:48 PM

Thank you all for taking the time to recommend books on Leonardo. I really appreciate it and have already bought the Vasari book.

Sherry


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 10:06 PM

BonAmi my dear, brains are not excluded from beauty and many around here believe you have both..............In my case, I don't care as long as you have a pair of white socks............................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 10:38 PM

For you Catspaw, I will always wear a pair of white socks. Clean ones too.


Sherry's little sister


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Subject: RE: BS: Leonardo da Vinci good biography needed
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 12:27 AM

To bring back the subject... there's a fairly nice mildy fictionalized biography of Leonardo from the point of view of one of his apprentices titled _The Second Mrs. Giaconda_; it's aimed at a young adult audience, but is a good deal of fun to read; it's by E.L. Konigsberg, who wrote a number of other good young adult books.

Chocolate Pi (who should be writing midterm essays now, since I'll be singing all weekend at the Midwest Sacred Harp Convention)


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