Leonardo da Vinci at the Tech Museum, San Jose, CA through 1/4/09
- We went to this exhibition this weekend and it was well worth the
price of the admission. It features lots of models of his machines,
interpretive videos explaining concepts from engineering to optics,
and also includes two paintings from the Uffizi by students of Leonardo.
I even managed to remember enough about a particular facsimile
manuscript I stumbled upon while there to look it up when I got home:
Paolo Santini's De Machinis not only holds a wealth of information
about machines, it includes a double page spread of a medieval
encampment, plus maps, people in every-day dress deploying the
machines and other manuscripty goodness.
If the above link does not work, go to:
Enter "santini de machinis" and click on "Rechercher."
Jehanne de Wodeford