Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Front Cover
BiblioBazaar, 2008 - Art - 668 pages
1 Review
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

What people are saying - Write a review

AUTOBIOG BENVENUTO CE-LIB 11K

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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 ... Read full review

Review: The Autobiography Of Benevenuto Cellini

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Besides being written by quite a character and full of adventure this book is good reading for any kind of artist who has to deal with patrons or people who owe them money. Artists have been getting screwed for centuries. Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2008)

The son of a musician and musical instrument architect, Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Italy, on November 3, 1500. He became a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author, and soldier, but his fierce temper caused him to be exiled and imprisoned for numerous crimes, the most serious being murdering the man who killed his brother. Among Cellini's best work as a sculptor was a gold saltcellar made for Francis I of France, and a colossal bronze statue titled Perseus and Medusa. Other significant works include a bust of Cosimo I de Medici and Ganymede on the Eagle, both of which are now housed in the Bargello Museum in Florence. Cellini is best known for his memoirs, The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, which he wrote from 1558 to 1562 and was published after his death. Cellini lived in Rome, Naples, Florence, and Mantua. Cellini died in Florence on February 13, 1571.

Bibliographic information