My Dear Artists, Art Lovers and Friends,
It is with great joy and gratitude that I can announce the posthumous publishing of my father Leonard Shlain's last book, Leonardoâ€™s Brain: Understanding Da Vinciâ€™s Creative Genius, which he completed shortly before he passed five years ago.
The official release date is Oct. 7, 2014 and it is available for pre-order now.
My siblings and I will be hosting events to celebrate the bookâ€™s release throughout the country starting with a public event in San Francisco on Oct 12th, 2014. Save the date! Details to follow.
Many of you already knew about his books or were lucky enough to attend one of his presentations. In addition you may have learned about him through articles I have published about our vigil or the flowers or when I dedicated the founding of the Science and Art Meets Science sections to him or my exhibition Technicolor Summer.
Leonardoâ€™s Brain is not only one of his grand intellectual journeys akin to his books Art & Physics, The Alphabet vs The Goddess and Sex, Time and Power, but also has a particularly special meaning as it, in many ways, represents a synthesis of so many of the ideas connecting neurology, history, philosophy, art, science and ourselves, providing a glimpse of the future of our species.
We have so many people to thank -- from our publisher John Sternfeld at Lyonâ€™s Press (now Globe Pequot), Robert Stricker, his long time literary agent and particularly Andy Ross, the literary agent for Leonardoâ€™s Brain who seized the opportunity to bring this book to market with zeal our father would have loved. We also want to thank Ann Patty, (The Life of Pi) who we entrusted to edit the book and hear his voice as she helped give it its final shape. The act of conversing with his ideas as we navigated the different stages of the edit and publication process was one of the greatest gifts of all.
Our father loved more than anything to share. We are honored to share this book with you. I hope to see you at one of the events in a city near you. If you have any thoughts or ideas on how we can get the word out, or would like to host your own event, we would love the support!