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[BKARTS] The Technology of Leonardo da Vinci



Da Vinci¹s Robots Reconstructed 500 Years Later in New Minnesota Center for
Book Arts Exhibition!

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present The Technology of
Leonardo da Vinci: Historical Codices and Modern Interpretations. In this
captivating exhibition, Mark Rosheim shares his collection of rare 19th
century editions of Leonardo da Vinci sketchbooks and his contemporary
interpretations of the master¹s designs. On display will be examples from
the Codex Atlanticus, the Windsor Library Notebooks, the Codex Trivulzianus,
and the Codex on the Flight of Birds. Inspired by the genius of da Vinci
more than 500 years later, a selection of Rosheim¹s personal journals and
robotic models will also be on view.

Among other scholarly works, Rosheim is the author of the newly published
Leonardo¹s Lost Robots. Da Vinci is thought to have drawn and built the
world¹s first robot shortly before he painted The Last Supper in 1495. Using
rough sketches from da Vinci¹s sketchbooks, Rosheim reconstructed three of
da Vinci¹s robots: A Robot Knight, a hydraulically powered automaton for
striking a bell, and the programmable cart that was the platform for other
automata. 

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 6 to 9 pm
Discussion, presentation and book signing by Mark Rosheim at 7 pm
On display through January 13, 2007

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
At Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
612.215.2520
www.mnbookarts.org

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