The great amateur

August 1992
U.S. News & World Report;8/31/92-9/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 9, p80
Presents a selection from Daniel J. Boorstin's new book, `The Creators,' discussing the creative experience of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Background of da Vinci's life; He worked for both popes and their enemies; His reputation as one of the great artists of the West.


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