Da Vinci Visits Today

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

In Da Vinci Visits Today, Al Lautenslager explores what might happened if Da Vinci arrived in today’s world.

There are clearly two stories in Da Vinci Visits Today. One is about the life and works of Leonardo, serving as a base for current observations. The other is of his views of today, stepping into current times for the first time.

The conceit here is that, even more than 500 years after his death, we have a lot to learn from Leonardo. He was an indisputed genius. He was a painter, an architect, an engineer, a theatrical producer. He was also gay, illegitimate, and a popular cultural icon in Renaissance-era Italy.

Author Al Lautenslager traveled to Italy to “see Leonardo da Vinci in full view,” in his own country, and says he has patterned many parts of his own life and teachings after da Vinci. He has lived a life like da Vinci as an engineer and writer, with interests and skills in many disciplines. Lautenslager’s pursuit of art history comes from the research for this book and the many da Vinci books in his collection.

Da Vinci Visits Today is an interesting study. Not every moment soars, but it’s certainly interesting to muse on what the great man would have thought of all of this.

Table of Contents

Prologue


There are clearly two stories within this book. One is about the life and works of Leonardo, serving as a base for current observations. The other story is of his views of today, stepping into
current times for the first time.


The goal is to stimulate your thinking, maybe develop new connections, new ideas, or even new theories, all through a book that will be an enjoyable read. This will appeal to the historians, the
art aficionados, futurists, and entrepreneurs, for there are elements of interest for each, throughout.


Was Leonardo really a man with ideas before his time? Was he really that smart and rounded in his thinking? To answer these questions, we will embark on a journey that looks at everything he saw,
heard, and sensed as if he were present, here, in current times.


This is not a biography. It is highly focused with a slant. Any one of these chapters or topics could be a book in and of itself. We have only touched the surface of each, given the context of Da
Vinci Visits Today.
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Da Vinci Visits Today

This book takes you through an intellectual journey, in these capacities, as if he were by your side, along the way. Imagine having a conversation, a debate, a lesson from the master himself. If he visited today, you would be able to do this—unless he spe