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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
0140447180
November 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Although most of Cellini's works in precious metals have been melted down, one surviving gold saltceller, which he completed for Francois I of France, and a number of major sculptures have secured his reputation as one of the finest Italian artists in the generation after Michelangelo. But he is most celebrated for his autobiography, which chronicles with unflagging energy and force one of the most tempestuous lives?and one of the largest egos?in all of history. Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him. He confesses to several murders himself, at least one rape, a notorious prison-break, innumerable fights and feuds. He also claims a pivotal role in defending Rome...


Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
1417900679
April 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Although most of Cellini's works in precious metals have been melted down, one surviving gold saltceller, which he completed for Francois I of France, and a number of major sculptures have secured his reputation as one of the finest Italian artists in the generation after Michelangelo. But he is most celebrated for his autobiography, which chronicles with unflagging energy and force one of the most tempestuous lives?and one of the largest egos?in all of history. Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him. He confesses to several murders himself, at least one rape, a notorious prison-break, innumerable fights and feuds. He also claims a pivotal role in defending Rome...


Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
1588276821
December 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Although most of Cellini's works in precious metals have been melted down, one surviving gold saltceller, which he completed for Francois I of France, and a number of major sculptures have secured his reputation as one of the finest Italian artists in the generation after Michelangelo. But he is most celebrated for his autobiography, which chronicles with unflagging energy and force one of the most tempestuous lives?and one of the largest egos?in all of history. Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him. He confesses to several murders himself, at least one rape, a notorious prison-break, innumerable fights and feuds. He also claims a pivotal role in defending Rome...


Benvenuto Cellini: Sexuality, Masculinity, and Artistic Identity in Renaissance Italy
Margaret A. Gallucci
1403961077
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Celebrated goldsmith and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71) fits the conventional image of a Renaissance man: a skillful virtuoso and courtier; an artist who worked in marble, bronze, and gold; and a writer and poet. However, in his life and literary oeuvre the notorious artist, rogue, and sodomite aligned himself with the transgressive and oppositional voices of his day. This book, the first biographical study of Cellini available in English, uses the methodologies of New Historicism, social history, and gender and sexuality studies to place the artist and his cultural production in the context of contemporary discourses about sexuality, law, magic, masculinity, and honor.


The Life of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
0714833649
Aug 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
1926. An autobiography of the Florentine artist, fully illustrated with 28 pen and ink drawings and many contemporary portraits. Cellini was more of a craftsman than an artist, yet, apart from the Perseus, Nymph of Fountainebleau, Escurial Crucifix and the Viennese Salt Cellar, there are very few authentic pieces of Cellini's craftsmanship. This translation is Cellini's own account of his life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Benvenuto Cellini: Sexuality, Masculinity, and Artistic Identity in Renaissance Italy
Margaret A. Gallucci
1403968969
March 2005
Paperback
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Review
"This fascinating new look at Benvenuto Cellini offers a thoroughly innovative approach to, and understanding of, the man Jacob Burckhardt called ‘a wholly recognizable prototype of modern man.’"-- Konrad Eisenbichler, CAA Reviews

"A fascinating read…a brilliant rethinking of his autobiography…Gallucci’s cross-disciplinarity marks this book as the kind of cutting-edge scholarship needed to revitalize traditional historical work."-- Juliana Schiesari, Annali d’Italianistica

"The most intriguing chapter of Gallucci’s study addresses the role of violence in Cellini’s self-representation."--Ian Frederick Moulton, Huntington Library Quarterly

"Gallucci succeeds brilliantly at integrating a variety of approaches, placing the swashbuckling...


Life of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
0766143406
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1926. An autobiography of the Florentine artist, fully illustrated with 28 pen and ink drawings and many contemporary portraits. Cellini was more of a craftsman than an artist, yet, apart from the Perseus, Nymph of Fountainebleau, Escurial Crucifix and the Viennese Salt Cellar, there are very few authentic pieces of Cellini's craftsmanship. This translation is Cellini's own account of his life.


Star Dust
Frank Bidart
0374269734
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"We are creatures who need to make," writes Bidart, succinctly expressing the argument of his recent chapbook, Music Like Dirt, which comprises one half of this new volume. Music Like Dirt was the first chapbook ever to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, deservedly so. In it, Bidart, with characteristic ruthlessness, outlines an aesthetic theory so basic that it applies to all of us. The theory begins with Bidart's long-standing interest in fusing the body and the mind, so that the body becomes the fundament of vision and spirit. It's a notion captured famously in a line from Bidart's Desire: "I hate and-love. The sleepless body hammering a nail nails / itself, hanging crucified." Now Bidart extends the theory further to fuse existence with creativity: "But being is making: not only large things, a family, a...


Benvenuto Cellini: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Writer
Margaret A. Gallucci (Editor)
0521816610
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers new perspectives on the artist and his place in Renaissance art, literature, and culture, as well as his legacy in European publishing history and modern American pop culture. The essays in this volume approach the multi-faceted career of Cellini from a variety of perspectives, cutting across disciplinary boundaries, as did the artist himself. Offering new interpretations of Cellini's life and achievements, this richly illustrated work brings new insights into the legacy of a major figure of the Italian Renaissance.

About the Author
Margaret A. Gallucci is an independent scholar of the Italian renaissance. A Fulbright scholar and Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, she is the author of Benvenuto Cellini:...


The Life of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
0898753384
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume one of a two volume set Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was one of the enigmatic, larger-than-life figures of the Italian Renaissance: a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author and soldier, but also a hooligan and even avenging killer. Cellini produced several of his most celebrated works at Fontainebleau and Paris, including a salt cellar (now in the museum at Vienna) and large silver statues (subsequently lost) of Jupiter, Vulcan and Mars. Characteristically, Cellini became embroiled in disputes with those around him and in 1545 he returned at last to his native Florence, where he remained until his death in 1571. At Florence Cellini created one of the most celebrated works of his long career and one of the notable monuments of the Italian Renaissance, the bronze figure Perseus holding the Head of Medusa....


My Life
Benvenuto Cellini
0192828495
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"Men like Benvenuto, unique in their profession, need not be subject to the law."
--Pope Paul III on learning that Cellini had murdered a fellow artist

Benvenuto Cellini was beloved in Renaissance Florence. A renowned sculptor and goldsmith whose works include the famous salt-cellar made for the King of France, and the statue of Perseus with the head of the Medusa, Cellini's life was as vivid and enthralling as his creations. A man of action as
well as an artist, he took part in the Sack of Rome in 1527; he was temperamental, passionate, and conceited, capable of committing criminal acts ranging from brawling and sodomy to theft and murder. He numbered among his patrons popes and kings and members of the Medici family, and his
autobiography is a fascinating account of sixteenth-century Italy and...


The Life of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
0898753449
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume two of a two volume set Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was one of the enigmatic, larger-than-life figures of the Italian Renaissance: a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author and soldier, but also a hooligan and even avenging killer. Cellini produced several of his most celebrated works at Fontainebleau and Paris, including a salt cellar (now in the museum at Vienna) and large silver statues (subsequently lost) of Jupiter, Vulcan and Mars. Characteristically, Cellini became embroiled in disputes with those around him and in 1545 he returned at last to his native Florence, where he remained until his death in 1571. At Florence Cellini created one of the most celebrated works of his long career and one of the notable monuments of the Italian Renaissance, the bronze figure Perseus holding the Head of Medusa....


Cellini and the Principles of Sculpture
Michael Wayne Cole
0521813212
October 2002
Hardcover
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Review
'This book examines Cellini's art in a way which would have been appreciated in the Florentine High Renaissance, fusing the aspects of the artist as an intellectual and as an artificer and portraying him as one of the most influential and important artistic creators of his time.' Art Newspaper

Review
"A valuable addition...to Renaissance studies as a whole. An engaging and thought-provoking addition to Cellini scholarship that provides a valuable counterpoint both to classic texts adn to more recent and forthcoming work; all Renaissance scholars should hope that this is not Cole's final word on this subject." CAA Reviews

"Recommended." Choice

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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (11 Cassettes)
Cellini Benvenuto
078611164X
November 1997
Audio
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From Library Journal
Although most of Cellini's works in precious metals have been melted down, one surviving gold saltceller, which he completed for Francois I of France, and a number of major sculptures have secured his reputation as one of the finest Italian artists in the generation after Michelangelo. But he is most celebrated for his autobiography, which chronicles with unflagging energy and force one of the most tempestuous lives?and one of the largest egos?in all of history. Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him. He confesses to several murders himself, at least one rape, a notorious prison-break, innumerable fights and feuds. He also claims a pivotal role in defending Rome...

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