Great technical writers and technical illustrators of the past

The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci have inspired engineers and artists for centuries with their imaginativeness, clarity and beauty.

Like a few ancient authors (Hero of Alexandria, Archimedes, Vitruvius, Frontinus, and Pliny the Elder), Leonardo had a passion for engineering. These authors are among the first technical writers in history, but none equaled Leonardo's gift for illustrating engineering inventions.


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