[NetBehaviour] Leonardo research news -- garment and bridge design

Max Herman maxnmherman at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 25 16:56:28 CEST 2020

Hi all,

I was browsing a timeline of Leonardo's life today, and learned that one of his earliest assignments in the workshop of Verrocchio was to design apparel for special events!  ( That was 1472, when he was 20.)

Even in 1490 at age 38, famous and celebrated, he was designing clothing for court events.  Can there be any question he knew much about the meanings and uses of garments?  The reductionism of some Leonardo scholarship is worth questioning.

Also fun fact, Leonardo designed bridges, including a plan for one across the Bosphorus that would have been the largest bridge in the world.

Context, context, context is all!

Happy Saturday,


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