June Book of the Month: The DaVinci Code
Posted 13 June 2003 - 02:04 AM
They also mention that many art books were photographed before a certain date, when the painting was still dirty And I remember all the symbolism was discussed, but I can't remember exactly what it all was.
Posted 13 June 2003 - 05:38 AM
Posted 13 June 2003 - 06:43 AM
The person seated to the right of Jesus is obviously a woman, but most people don't seem to know about it.
Posted 15 June 2003 - 09:11 AM
"Are you familiar with the initials SAB?" Sophie cooed impatiently.
"Symbology Academy Baccalaureate? Mine is from Harvard."
"School of American Ballet. It is located in the Rose Building."
"Mon Dieu! My God! The Name of the Rose!"
"Why do you say things first in French and then in English?"
"Have you forgotten, mon cheri, dear heart, we are characters in a 454-page novel. It takes every trick in the book to pad a puzzle to such length."
Sophie produced a piece of School of American Ballet stationery from her dance bag and illuminated it with a click of the special fountain pen she always carried. The circle of light shone eerily on the school's logo.
"Sacre bleu! Holy ...! The Vetruvian Man!"
"Exactement. Now do you see? Lincoln Kirstein was my grandfather!"
Posted 18 June 2003 - 06:16 AM
Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:06 PM
Farrell Fan, I love your bookish conversation, especially the bit about "padding the puzzle"!
Posted 20 July 2003 - 06:45 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 04:22 PM
In it, historians debunk the theories Dan Brown advances, and point out that the book is shelved as fiction. They seem to be reputable experts without bones to pick, except of the sort that academics love to gnaw when their areas of expertise are breached and mangled.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:08 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:48 PM
And they were great. They sent lots of people, myself included, to other books and articles in search of the truth.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:35 PM
I also happen to be one of those people who wanted to learn more. It's amazing how so much of this stuff is out there that I could have never imagined before until I read The Da Vinci Code. I wanted to learn more about the Knights Templar and Priory of Sion, but most importantly, it fueled my interest in Leonardo's, among other artists', works. Somehow I used to think the Mona Lisa was overrated... :shrug:
Posted 06 February 2004 - 04:30 AM
Posted 06 February 2004 - 07:15 AM
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