Leonardo da Vinci

picture of leonardo notebook

Sketches Building
Rufus Marsh

In October 2001 Rufus Marsh and I were fortunate to be able to view several of Leonardo de Vinci's original notebooks and manuscripts at the Victoria & Albert Museum (Forster Codex) and the British Library (Arundel Codex). Many notes and sketches were made on these viewings. His notebooks are particularly inspiring to us because we both make and invent machines and apparatus. They are timeless drawings and designs.

Rufus and I would like to thank NESTA for support during this little project. I would also like to thank Karen O'Connor and Ben Christie at the BBC / Open University for organising the trips to the Museums. We would also like to thank Andrew Russell and Rowan Watson at the Victoria & Albert Museum as well as Mrs Porter at the British Library.


Dr Jonathan Hare, Room 3R253, Chichester Bldg. CPES, The University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 9QJ. 01273 606755 x3171

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