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An evening with Walter Isaacson and Leonard Da Vinci (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres)

  • November 17, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle, 4 Grove Isle Drive, Miami, FL 33133
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  • Members of the Brickell Avenue Literary Society are invited to join us for this evening event with Walter Isaacson.
    You may register between Nov. 8-12, 2017.
    Please be advised that books are made available to members of the Prologue Society, but there may be additional books available for purchase at a discounted rate at the event.
    To register for this event, contact Debbie Hirshson at theprologuesociety@gmail.com or at 786-529-0990.
  • This is intended for our educational outreach program. Please contact us for approval and the discount code.
  • You must be a current member of The Prologue Society to select this registration option.

    IMPORTANT NOTE regarding cancellation and no-show: No refunds or credits will be allowed without three business days' notice from the date of the event (as that is the deadline set by our venue).

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Leonardo Da Vinci

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it—to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

WALTER ISAACSON, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

 Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Photo credit: The Aspen Institute 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Sunday, November 12, 2017.

*** NOTE that this is an evening event that will take place at Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle. ***

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