Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos

Exhibition Guide

This is the exhibition guide companion to the main ‘Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos’ exhibition catalogue.

A selection of most significant texts owned and used by Leonardo are displayed in the exhibition, which also features a reconstruction of the atelier where he worked on his drawings, notebooks, and other writings.

Computers in the exhibition rooms allow visitors to leaf through digitalized books and manuscripts and access information regarding their contents and the use that Leonardo made of them.

In 2019 the world commemorated the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, celebrating one of the greatest minds of humanity – the Renaissance man par excellence.

Published to accompany the exhibition in 2021 at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, organised by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin.

English edition.

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