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Leonardo’s Dream and the Kite July 24, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Leonardo's Dream and the Kite

Another case study from the historic dream series. This time the only dream to be recorded from Leonardo da Vinci’s snoozes. The record appears in  a notebook dating to c. 1504 replete with sketches and considerations of flight: This writing in such a distinct manner about the kite seems to be my destiny, because in […]

Manned Kite Flight in Medieval China May 13, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
Manned Kite Flight in Medieval China

**This post is dedicated to Ricardo R. who put Beachcombing onto the Chinese kite** School’s out for ever! Well actually just for ten days before the summer students arrive and another course  is pushed off the cliff… Still for now it feels like for ever and Beachcombing is properly grateful. So much so that he […]