The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini: Library Edition (英語) CD – Audiobook, CD
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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. --このテキストは、ペーパーバック版に関連付けられています。
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.