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Leonardo da Vinci - Architect



Leonardo da Vinci - Architect
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Leonardo da Vinci - Architect
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Leonardo da Vinci was an artist who painted some of the most beautiful paintings of all times. He was also a man of science who took a logical approach to solving practical problems. These two sides of Leonardo da Vinci came together in his architectural drawings.
 
2     He drew designs for buildings, bridges, and even whole cities.
 
3     His drawings give us an idea of the workings of a building, not just its outward appearance. His designs for buildings include magnificent castles, cathedrals, and chateaus. His sketches include details about important architectural elements like doors, windows, staircases, and walkways. Some of them even include out-of-the-ordinary features like a four-way staircase and a spiral staircase.
 
4     Leonardo also drew designs for whole cities. His designs built on the ideas of earlier city planners who designed their cities in geometric shapes and then surrounded them with a wall.

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