Autobiography

ISBN-10: 0140447180
ISBN-13: 9780140447187
Edition: 1999 (Revised)
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Description: With enviable powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, Cellini has provided an intriguing and unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and Medici.

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

With enviable powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, Cellini has provided an intriguing and unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and Medici.

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.

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