I can't remember when was the first time I heard the name Leonardo da Vinci. I think it was sometime around junior high-school when I heard the name Monalisa and Leonardo da Vinci. Ever since then, I am facinated with Leonardo da Vinci.
One of the things that amazes me is that this man is truly a genius. He is an artist, scientist, and engineer. On top of that, he is also a futurist. I always facinated with arts, science, and technology. Well, Leonard is the man who is able to combine all of them. I never had a chance to read his biography though.
Recently, I was just finished reading "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown. It's an interesting book that sparks my interest in Leonardo. Apparently, he is also a cryptographer(?). (The novel is not about Leonardo himself, though.) So, I bought a VCD (video CD) of BBC/Discovery Channel programme on Leonardo: the most imaginative mind in human history. Interesting.
I googled the Internet to find more about Leonardo da Vinci. Found a lot of links. 1,190,000 links to be exact. Visited some of the top pages listed, but not quite happy with the information. Could anybody suggest the best pages about Leonardo da Vinci? (I would've asked for book, but it would be difficult for me to get it from here, Indonesia. Most merchants, including Amazon.com, do not accept orders with credit cards from Indonesia.)