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Making Art Before we had Books I just finished listening to a Book tracing the history of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing of Vitruvian Man. If your art includes the figure, and you’re interested in the history of learning, check it out here. Toby Lester begins with the Roman military engineer, Vitruvius (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), who authored ten volumes of architecture analysis. Imagine – ten books describing (in hand-written latin) the constructive and aesthetic analysis of arches, columns, aqueducts, bridges and harbors – without a single illustration – no diagrams, photos or drawings. With a scant 30-40% literacy at ...[Continue reading]
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