Walter Isaacson will present his new biography Leonard da Vinci

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Walter Isaacson will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover Biography Leonardo da Vinci.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, Chairman of CNN, and Editor of Time Magazine.  He is the Author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the Co-Author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Bestselling Author & Biographer of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; gives a landmark fresh look at Leonardo da Vinci.

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science.  He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.  But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.  With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.  His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius.

His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions.  He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile.  He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper.  Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.

Leonardo's delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity.  So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical.  His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it--to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT: Walter Isaacson will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover Leonardo da Vinci.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. 

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $35.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Leonardo da VinciOne Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$35.00
SKU: WalterIsaacsonADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Leonard da Vinci, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


$35.00
SKU: WalterIsaacsonADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of Leonardo da Vinci and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$35.00
SKU: A9781501139154

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of Leonardo da Vinci.


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