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A master Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and writer, Benvenuto Cellini is best remembered for his magnificent autobiography. In this work, which was begun in 1558 but not published until 1730, Cellini beautifully chronicles his own flamboyant times. He tells of his adventures in Italy and France and his relations with popes, kings, and fellow artists. From Florence and Pisa to Siena and Rome, Cellini portrays a tumultuous period--the age of Galileo, Michelangelo, and de Medicis--with an artist's eye for detail and a curmudgeon's propensity for criticism. Cellini, according to himself, seems to have lived a very full life, and his account of his exploits, though grandiloquent and somewhat suspect, are always entertaining. Historians have considered this work as a prime example of the emergence of modern individualism during the Renaissance.
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Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, painter, soldier, and musician who is best known for his famous autobiography. He was also an influential artist during the Mannerism movement.From AudioFile:
Enter the sixteenth-century world of Italy and the Vatican, where Cellini, a master goldsmith and sculptor, lived and flourished. Whitfield brings Cellini's autobiography to life, fluently rolling Italian and English words off his tongue and capturing the flavor of the tale. Cellini tells of his adventures, his encounters with DaVinci and Michelangelo, the Medicis and other famous people of his era. The minute details recounted by Cellini are gracefully read by Whitfield, who breathes life into this fascinating autobiography. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1470888327
Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2013. CMD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.75x5.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1470888327