Thursday, March 22, 2007

Leonardo and the Engineers of the Renaissance

This web resource is a series of three online exhibitions devoted to the innovations and genius of key Renaissance figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti.
Each exhibition is accessed through a series of icons which lead to a page on the life, work or methodology of the subject, with Windows Media 9 or QuickTime 6 playable files available also for further detail. Sub-headings in the exhibitions include 'Biography', 'Models' and 'Manuscripts', as well as sections on 'Major Achievements' and 'Key figures'. The site includes a huge amount of material, with lists of manuscripts and images of machines, sculptures, models and works of art.
Access: Free