Da Vinci Codex Plus

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Da Vinci Codex Plus

Codex Atlanticus: fortresses, bastions and cannons

This application is the first to allow HD navigation in Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus with touch iPods, iPhones and iPads.

The Codex Atlanticus is preserved in Milan’s Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Its 1119 pages make it the largest collection of the thoughts and ideas that sprang from Leonardo’s genius for more than forty years, practically the whole of his life as an artist and scientist.

This international application constitutes the very first collection of all the best military art drawings comprised in the Codex Atlanticus: 45 sheets illustrating the development of the architectonic and scientific thinking of the world’s best known inventor on the subject of the art of fortification
A journey in English and Italian through one of the most important manuscripts in the history of mankind. HD pages packed with the artist’s drawings can be explored in the tiniest detail.

Leonardo’s well-known right-to-left handwriting is revealed thanks to the employment of an innovative virtual instrument specially devised for this application to provide a more easily read “mirror” version of the texts.

Leonardo’s drawings are reconstructed virtually. The machines he imagined come alive in 3D models showing how the great genius thought they would operate.

This format (The Ultimate Codex Experience) enables one’s journey to continue with other topics drawn from the pages of the Codex Atlanticus: Leonardo’s letters and readings, his thoughts on politics, weapons, “war machines”, and much besides.

The contents of the application:

-sheets from the Codex Atlanticus
- audio description of each sheet in Italian, English, French and Japanese
-written explanations of each sheet in Italian and English
-transcriptions of some sheets in old Italian, modern Italian, and English
-an enigma to be solved and a challenging game to play
-a presentation of the Veneranda Biblioteca Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
-biography of Leonardo da Vinci
-calendar of the exhibitions on the subject of the Codex Atlanticus to be held at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana