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Benvenuto Cellini


  • 39 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 264 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.733 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 730/.092
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: NX552.Z9 C4533 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Cellini, Benvenuto,--1500-1571--Criticism and interpretation
    • Art, Renaissance--Italy

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521816618 | ISBN-10: 0521816610)

Benvenuto Cellini: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Writer offers new perspectives on the artist and his place in Renaissance art, literature, and culture, as well as his legacy in European publishing history and modern American pop culture. The essays in this volume approach the multi-faceted career of Cellini from a variety of perspectives, cutting across disciplinary boundaries, as did the artist himself. Offering new interpretations of Cellini's life and work, this richly illustrated volume brings new insights into the life, works, and legacy of a major figure of the Italian Renaissance.

• First collection of essays in English on Benvenuto Cellini • Richly illustrated, contains some new photographs • Brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines


Part I. Competition, Creativity, and Court Culture: 1. Cellini, Michelangelo, and the fallacy of imitation Jane Tylus; 2. Drawing the line: Cellini's On Principles and Method of Learning the Art of Drawing and the question of amateur drawing education Patricia L. Reilly; Part II. Cellini as Artisan, Artist, and Author: 3. The rise and fall of a renaissance studio: Cellini in Florence, 1545–62 Michael Cole; 4. Cellini's Saliera: the salt of the earth at the table of the king Marina Belozerskaya; 5. Cellini's coins and medals Philip Attwood; Part III. Artistic Production, Gender, Literary Practice: 6. Cellini as iconographer Gwendolyn Trottein; 7. Cellini's Vita and Bust of Cosimo I; Parallels between literary and artistic portraiture Victoria C. Gardner Coates; Part IV. The History of Reception of Cellini's Vita and Trattati: 8. 'Parrem uno, e pur saremo dua': the genesis and fate of Benvenuto Cellini's Trattati Paolo L. Rossi; Part V. Metamorphosis into the Artist as Modern Hero: 9. Benvenuto Cellini as pop icon Margaret A. Gallucci.


Jane Tylus, Patricia L. Reilly, Michael Cole, Marina Belozerskaya, Philip Attwood, Gwendolyn Trottein, Victoria C. Gardner Coates, Paolo L. Rossi, Margaret A. Gallucci

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