Leonardo da Vinci's Zibaldone
“This will be a collection without order, made up of many sheets which I have copied here, hoping afterwards to arrange them in order in their proper places..."
Zibaldone, the Italian word for a commonplace book, translates as “a heap of things.” When it comes to Leonardo’s notes, this translation seems laughably understated.
Few notebooks have the allure and scope of da Vinci’s. The polymath poured the contents of his mind into his notes, remi…
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