The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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Benvenuto Cellini is an artist-craftsman, one of the greatest sculptors in the renaissance, passionately devoted to art, the worshipper and frequenter of the great men of his time, the 'divine' Michelangelo, who came to his studio, the 'marvellous' Titian (the adjectives are Cellini's ). He loathed the sculptor Torregiano because he had broken Michelangelo's nose.His autobiography gives a quite extraordinarily vivid account of daily life in Renaissance Florence and Rome, its studios, its taverns, its violence, his loves, the kings, cardinals and popes who commission his works. At 27 he helps direct the defence of the castello San Angelo; his account of his imprisonment there under a mad castellan (who thought he was a bat), his escape by an improvised rope, his recapture, his confinement in 'a cell of tarantulas and venomous worms' is a chapter of adventure equal to any in fact or fiction. Later he describes burning all his furniture to achieve sufficient heat to cast of one of his most famous works, Perseus and the Head of Medusa.
Cellini's Life was translated by Goethe into German. The Everyman translation by Anne Macdonell (1903) is widely recognised as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original.

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Cellini's Life, completed in 1562, is the most important autobiography from Renaissance Italy and one of the most spirited and colourful autobiographies in any language.

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Introducer Biography:
James Fenton is a poet, critic and journalist whose non-fiction titles include Leonardo's Nephew: Letters on Art and Artists and School of Genius, an illustrated history of the Royal Academy of Arts. He has been Professor of Poetry at Oxford and writes regularly for the New York Review of Books.

Notes by David Ekserdjian:
Professor Art History and Film at Leicester University. He was formerly Senior Specialist in Christie's Fine Art department.

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Descrizione libro Everyman, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Benvenuto Cellini is an artist-craftsman, one of the greatest sculptors in the renaissance, passionately devoted to art, the worshipper and frequenter of the great men of his time, the divine Michelangelo, who came to his studio, the marvellous Titian (the adjectives are Cellini s). He loathed the sculptor Torregiano because he had broken Michelangelo s nose. His autobiography gives a quite extraordinarily vivid account of daily life in Renaissance Florence and Rome, its studios, its taverns, its violence, his loves, the kings, cardinals and popes who commission his works. At 27, he helps direct the defence of the castello San Angelo; his account of his imprisonment there under a mad castellan (who thought he was a bat), his escape by an improvised rope, his recapture, his confinement in a cell of tarantulas and venomous worms is a chapter of adventure equal to any in fact or fiction. Later he describes burning all his furniture to achieve sufficient heat to cast of one of his most famous works, Perseus and the Head of Medusa . Cellini s Life was translated by Goethe into German. The Everyman translation by Anne Macdonell (1903) is widely recognized as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9781841593289

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Descrizione libro Everyman, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Benvenuto Cellini is an artist-craftsman, one of the greatest sculptors in the renaissance, passionately devoted to art, the worshipper and frequenter of the great men of his time, the divine Michelangelo, who came to his studio, the marvellous Titian (the adjectives are Cellini s). He loathed the sculptor Torregiano because he had broken Michelangelo s nose. His autobiography gives a quite extraordinarily vivid account of daily life in Renaissance Florence and Rome, its studios, its taverns, its violence, his loves, the kings, cardinals and popes who commission his works. At 27, he helps direct the defence of the castello San Angelo; his account of his imprisonment there under a mad castellan (who thought he was a bat), his escape by an improvised rope, his recapture, his confinement in a cell of tarantulas and venomous worms is a chapter of adventure equal to any in fact or fiction. Later he describes burning all his furniture to achieve sufficient heat to cast of one of his most famous works, Perseus and the Head of Medusa . Cellini s Life was translated by Goethe into German. The Everyman translation by Anne Macdonell (1903) is widely recognized as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9781841593289

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