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by John Addington Symonds,Royal Cortissoz,Benvenuto Cellini

Free eBook The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Volume 1 download ISBN: 1147096759
Author: John Addington Symonds,Royal Cortissoz,Benvenuto Cellini
Publisher: Nabu Press (March 9, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 462
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Individual Artists
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Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. Be the first to ask a question about The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Volume 1. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Although at times Cellini's exaggeration of his own merits wears a little thin, his autobiography describes a fascinating glimpse of life in the 16th century, when according to Symonds, "swaggering and lawlessness were in vogue".

By: Benvenuto Cellini ((1500-1571)). Translated By John Addington Symonds

By: Benvenuto Cellini ((1500-1571)). Translated By John Addington Symonds. With Introduction and Notes Volume 31. Introductory Sonnet. THIS tale of my sore troubled life I write, To thank the God of nature, who conveyed My soul to me, and with such care hath stayed That divers noble deeds I’ve brought to light.

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company. Publication Date: 1906. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Visit Seller's Storefront.

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Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was a celebrated goldsmith and distinguished sculptor whose powerful talent can .

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was a celebrated goldsmith and distinguished sculptor whose powerful talent can still be seen in such works as his bronze statue of Perseus and his gold salt cellar made for Francis 1. He worked for a variety of patrons, including Popes Clement VII and Paul III. George Bull is an author and journalist who has translated 6 volumes for Penguin Classics, including THE BOOK OF THE COURTIER by Castiglione, Vasari's LIVES OF THE ARTISTS and THE PRINCE by Machiavelli.

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Not the least fascinating aspect of this great autobiography is how incredibly picaresque it is, and swashbuckling. Just one sword fight after another, among other things. Even though it's fifty years earlier, this is recognizably the same Europe Don Quixote wanders through in Spain, and the same pre-modern world that Moll Flanders and Tom Jones later inhabit. If you think things seem too wild to believe in early novels, just read Cellini's life and you'll see that that's just the way things used to be. Steven Pinsker shocked people recently with a book arguing that history has actually gotten LESS violent over the centuries--a claim people obsessed with the 20thC's Great War, WWII, and the Holocaust, just for starters, found rather hard to credit. But if you read Cellini, you'll discover that modern violence is nothing compared to the nonstop violence and constant wars of the pre-modern world. The brutality, follies, and near madness of human life seem to have been with us always. Anyway, a great book.
Sculptor and goldsmith to Popes, Cardinals and Kings, Cellini pulls no punches in describing the villainous treachery and petty ways of
the holier-than-thou crowd. Popes come off as easily influenced tyrants and Cardinals fare no better-just a bunch of scheming
social climbers. No saint himself, Cellini goes to great pains in detailing the many travails he was put through by envious, jealous,
less talented individuals in positions of power. A true Alpha Male before anyone thought of the term, Cellini is a lusty, robust rascal
who suffers no slights or intimidations; of which there are a never ending litany to keep him busy defending his honor. Murderous
fights are not uncommon throughout the book and the action keeps the reader involved. Cellini knew Michelangelo and Vasari among
many other of Italy's incredible wealth of talent and he has opinions and descriptions of all he came in contact with. This book is a must
for any art lover or history buff.
An intriguing look into an artist's life in Renaissance Italy. Benvenuto one of the artistic masters of the Renaissance era . he will tell you all about his successes and failures . His patrons are sometimes unreliable and he feels under appreciated. His rivals are envious, jealous and almost always insulting. He is often diven to extreme measures to defend his reputation and honor. It is a facinating story of the life of a facinating man.
Benvenuto Cellini was a great sculptor of the 16th century. He was not, by trade, a writer, and his rough prose and sprawling narrative testify to that.
But what he lacks in writing skill, he more than makes up for in personality, so much so that his brilliant life and gusto for living bursts through the awkward form.
Cellini, it is clear, loves life -- he leaves nothing out when telling it, and so he represents very well what it must have been like to be one of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance in the patronage of the papacy, the great Medici family, and Francis I (who supported Da Vinci in his last years).
We meet Lorenzo de Medici, Cosimo, Francis I, Cosimo's wife who needs Cellini to help her get a pearl necklace, competitors, thieves, Popes, and beautiful women, whom Cellini kept for modeling and for "company."
And we get to hear Cellini discussing the design and creation of classic works that still exist today, like the salt cellar, the Nymph of Fountainbleau, and his masterpiece, the statue Perseus, which he describes as so astonishing to the people of the day that they composed sonnets about it and posted them up all over Florence.
Cellini recounts his many affairs, duels, scrapes, imprisonments, and commissions, one adventure after another, so that his whole life sweeps by in a grand and vibrant portrait. He always seems to come out on top too, which makes you wonder if he's telling the whole truth, but nonetheless Cellini's autobiography is a thrilling read and filled with life in a time when all the world was stirring with art and passion.
I first read this in an undergraduate humanities course. Cellini's exploits and narcissism seemed almost cartoonish, but his voice struck with me and I find myself reading this every year or two. Every time I confront his Life, I discover new delight and insight into renaissance Florence. I wore out my paperback edition and miss the photos and illustrations of his work. Kindle should investigate supporting the construction of a new edition with photos of his Perseus, the bust of Bandi, the salt cellar and other works with good provenance.
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This book covers the eventful life of a passionate craftsman who lived through major events of the Renaissance. In Florence, Rome, and Paris, Cellini managed to gravitate to the most powerful political and artistic personalities, but his relationships with them were always bumpy. Cellini had an artist's temperament and more - his passionate temper and sense of righteousness, combined with the unscrupulous nature of many he encountered, caused constant friction and turmoil which make the book a nonstop and occasionally violent thriller. The book's one disappointment for those interested in history is the lack of extensive description of the places where he worked and travelled. It's centered on Cellini, his relationships and activities, and his craft. He does however have a great description of the defense of Rome in 1527, in which he was firing artillery from the top of Castel St.-Angelo. George Bull rates five stars for a great translation which captures the spirit of the original, its passion, wit, sarcasm, bitterness and insight. Given the work was written with Florentine colloquialisms, this is an achievement. Highly recommended.