"This book follows Giotto's entire career, beginning with his training in Florence in the workshop of Cimabue, and introduces and illustrates the artists, works, and creative techniques of 14th century Italy." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher
This is a compilation of the notes, writings and speeches of Leonardo da Vinci enhanced by segments from the writings of biographers and the author to show the many facets of one of the greatest men in history.
"There is obviously a wealth of additional material that even the beginning student of this period will want to consult. But as an introduction (for students in the elementary grades, high school, and even college) I think this set of biographies may help to intrigue, inform, and begin to form impressions and understanding." — Robert G. Shearer, Author
"The Renaissance was a watershed for European artistic and scientific accomplishments, and Da Vinci led the way. He exemplified a new perspective, seeking to explore and control the forces of nature, and extending the frontiers of human knowledge. This book investigates his training in the Florentine workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio; his great paintings; his work as a sculptor, engineer, architect, and scientist." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher
"Here is a beautiful, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to understanding the Renaissance." — Dorling Kindersley, Publisher