The book shows us Leonardo Da Vinci from a new perspective – not as an artist, engineer or scientist but as a designer.
He was a great designer able to shift seamlessly from small- to large-scale projects, “from the spoon to the city”, and this unique ability of his that blended art, science, harmony and engineering still dazzles us today.
The authors skilfully and competently study the features of Leonardo’s most celebrated projects – such as military weapons, as well as more daily items such as textile and building machines.
The book includes references to great contemporary figures of international design who have followed in Leonardo’s footsteps.
Cristina Morozzi, “Lady of Italian design” writes for industry publications such as AD and Interni, teaches at l’École Cantonale d’Art in Lausanne and is director of Istituto Marangoni’s Design School.
Massimo Temporelli, physicist and anthropologist, is the president and co-founder of digital production workshop TheFabLab.