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Walter Isaacson's Da Vinci

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

At St. Paul's, Brazos Bookstore presents Walter Isaacson, author of the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, with his new book about another creative genius --  Leonardo da Vinci.


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To purchase tickets, please go to Brazos Bookstore at 2421 Bissonnet or the Brazos Bookstore webpage for the event.

PRAISE for this BOOK

  • "As always, [Isaacson] writes with a strongly synthesizing intelligence across a tremendous range; the result is a valuable introduction to a complex subject. . . . Beneath its diligent research, the book is a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it. . . . Most important, Isaacson tells a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life." —The New Yorker

  • “To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages." —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wright Brothers and 1776

  • “[Leonardo] comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography. . . . Isaacson’s purpose is a thorough synthesis, which he achieves with flair.” —The Washington Post

  • "Majestic . . . Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize. . . . Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • "Illuminating . . . This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure." Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • “Encompassing in its coverage, robust in its artistic explanations, yet written in a smart, conversational tone, this is both a solid introduction to the man and a sweeping saga of his genius.” Booklist, starred review

  • “A fresh and enthusiastic reading of the extraordinary da Vinci notebooks, written in a way that makes them both accessible and contemporary. Absorbing, enlightening and always engaging.” —Miranda Seymour, author of Mary Shelley

Earlier Event: November 19
Choral Scholars Benefit Concert for EAC
Later Event: November 30
Mary and the Magnificat