The Roots of Progress

Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

I learned a lot about da Vinci’s life but I still don’t quite understand why he was known as anything other than a painter, since his inventions didn’t go anywhere and his treatises on anatomy, etc. were never published. Mostly this got me thinking about how curious and inventive people like Leonardo were at the time, and why they didn’t make a lot more progress on practical inventions.

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