Da Vinci's Codex
From the collaboration between De Agostini Editore and Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is born the project The Ultimate Codex Experience: now is possible to consult the Codex Atlanticus on iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
A series of applications that for the first time offer to everyone the chance to comfortably observ the sheets of the Codex: they are in high definition and you can enlarge them and observ the drawings so precisely that you distinguish the great artist's strokes of pen; explanatory texts allows you to discover what represent the drawing, its history, when it was realized, its motivations, the interpretations that the scholars gave about it during the time. The "mirror" instrument allows you to read Leonardo's writing, to compare his particular handwriting with the current Italian and English. And animations, games and more.
Come and experience the Genius with Da Vinci's Codex Revealed Plus (7,99€) or if you want just to take a look taste Da Vinci's Codex (0,79€) they are both available on App Store.
This application allows, for the first time, HD navigation in Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus with iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
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.
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 the great genius imagined come alive in 3D models showing how they operate.
This format enables to continue the journey 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 more.Watch the video