Author:Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington (Translator)

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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington (Translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, International Collectors Library: 1946

Seller ID: 021921

Condition: Very Good


442 pages; light edge wear; red leatherette binding, bound-in bookmark, 24k top edge gilt and decorations; 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... View more info