The Codex Arundel

The Codex Arundel

British Library: Contents: Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci (‚The Codex Arundel‚). A collection of papers written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, d. 1519), in his characteristic left-handed mirror-writing (reading from right to left), including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes. The core of the notebook is a collection of materials that Leonardo describes as ‚a collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place according to the subjects of which they treat‘ (f. 1r), a collection he began in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli in Florence, in 1508. To this notebook has subsequently been added a number of other loose papers containing writing and diagrams produced by Leonardo throughout his career. Decoration: Numerous diagrams.

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  1. Wolf-Dieter Busch am September 29th, 2017 8:39 pm

    Um es mit Kollege Wolfgang selig zu sagen: des war schon ei Käpsele

  2. ... der Trittbrettschreiber am September 30th, 2017 1:02 pm

    Ja, vielleicht sollte man sich während der nächsten Legislaturperiode zum kollektiven „uomo universale“ upgraden und sich den schönen und häßlichen, genialen und hirnlosen Künsten widmen, um nicht auf den Nebenbaustellen des Kapitalismus-Diskurses Mörtel zu rühren, mit dem einem dann der Blick auf die politische Realität in Germany professionell und effizient verschmiert wird.

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