The Biographies series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quickfire journey through truths and trivia that is the most entertaining way to follow in the footsteps of the men and women whose lives have most influenced our own. Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance. What, perhaps, they don't know is that as an ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexic, Leonardo could draw forwards with one hand while writing backwards with the other; and that he invented an armoured car, a flying ship and contact lenses. Biographic: Leonardo presents an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the master behind the masterpieces.
Author Andrew Kirk worked publishing for over twenty years before becoming a writer. His previous titles have included books on ancient history and a study of Thoreau. Consultant Editor Dr Diana Newall, studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and University College, University of London and has lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History.