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Benvenuto Cellini
Sculptor, Goldsmith, Writer

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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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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2015
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521816618

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  • This book 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 achievements, this richly illustrated work brings new insights into the 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
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Although it is ..the first anthology in English on Cellini, it wisely chooses to remain within the bounds of modesty, offering the reader only nine articles that cover a number of emblematic works..Because of this Tuscan simplicity, the collection is both enlightening and manageable." --Renaissance Quarterly

    "Much of the material in this volume is new and will be welcomed by Cellini scholars...The year 2000 also witnessed the completion of the cleaning of Cellini's perseus, and the color plate of this statue, as well as the numerous views of the Saliera, is a valuable feature of the volume." - Alana O'Brien, La Trobe University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521816618
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.733kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2015
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Margaret A. Gallucci
    Margaret A. Gallucci is an independent scholar of the Italian renaissance. A Fulbright scholar and Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, she is the author of Benvenuto Cellini: Sexuality, Masculinity, and Artistic Identity in Renaissance Italy.

    Paolo L. Rossi, Lancaster University
    Paolo L. Rossi is Head of Italian Studies at Lancaster University in Great Britain. He has published on a wide range of Renaissance themes and is editor of the series Cultural and Social Values in Early Modern Europe published by Manchester University Press.


    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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