Hamlet by John Austen
"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? "
About the book:
Ralph Steadman’s obsession with Leonardo da Vinci led him to Italy – to stand in the places where genius stood and relive the sensations which preoccupied a mind that yearned to fly.
In his distinct, ingenious and anarchic style, Steadman presents key events from the life of Leonardo; among them the painting of the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa and his experiments in flight. The result is a work of sustained brilliance and triumph of imagination.