AZG Armenian Daily


For the first time in history, the Codex Atlanticus is available
to the general public. With 1750 drawings on 1119 pages, the Codex
Atlanticus is the largest and most amazing collection of Leonardo's
manuscripts. It is not available to the general public, but is
kept in the secure vault room of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (a few
yards from Milan cathedral). Using the technique of high resolution
digitalization, the 100 most fascinating manuscript pages have been
reproduced and collected into an interactive book, allowing the pages
to be turned and examined directly - something never before available
to the public. As well as the ability to zoom in on details with a
totally new clarity of enlargement, the three-dimensional animations
of the main drawings make it possible for the viewer to easily see
how the mechanisms work.

The interactive stations in the exhibition allow access to the virtual
Codex Atlanticus through plasma screens and video projections. Another
exciting display in the exhibition is the physical reconstruction
in wood and iron of the "Multi-cannon Gunship", which is the drawing
that appears on the very first page of the Codex Atlanticus.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress