Leonardo da Vinci was born today in Vinci, Florence in 1452. The Libraries has books throughout its many locations featuring this unique artist and inventor's interests in art, science, architecture and anatomy – just to name a few of his passions:
da Vinci : the artist, inventor, scientist in three-dimensional,
movable pictures / / by A. & M. Provensen. Paper engineering by
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library, New York, New York (image above)
The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci / / by Theodore Andrea Cook.
National Museum of Natural History Library, Washington, D.C.
Man with wings; the story of Leonardo de Vinci, / by Joseph Cottler.
National Air and Space Museum Library, Washington, D.C.
The inventions of Leonardo da Vinci / / Margaret Cooper.
National Museum of American History Library, Washington, D.C.
Leonardo da Vinci on plants and gardens / / William A. Emboden ; foreword by Carlo Pedretti.
Botany and Horticulture Library, Washington, D.C.
Visualized knowledge : an interpretation of Leonardo's Madrid Codices / / by Professor Ludwig H. Heydenreich ; A special address given to commemorate a preview of original folios from The Madrid manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci.
John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, Washington, D.C.
Mona Lisa : inside the painting.
Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.
Leonardo da Vinci, anatomical drawings from the Queen's Collection at Windsor Castle.
Museum Studies Reference Library, Washington, D.C.
I Leonardeschi ai raggi x / / Mostra a cura della Direzione civiche raccolte d'arte. Milano, Castello Sforzesco, 23 novembre-31 dicembre 1972.
Museum Support Center Library, Suitland, Maryland
Reonarudo da Vinchi no sekaizō / / Tanaka Hidemichi cho = Leonardo da Vinci's vision of the world / by Hidemichi Tanaka.
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.
Memorie storiche su la vita, gli studj, e le opere di Lionardo da Vinci / / scritte da Carlo Amoretti …
Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.
Leonardo's rules of painting : an unconventional approach to modern art / / James Beck.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Washington, D.C.
L'architettura fortificata negli studi di Leonardo da Vinci : con il catalogo completo dei disegni / / Pietro C. Marani.
Research Annex, Landover, Maryland