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Benvenuto Cellini: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Writer

Benvenuto Cellini: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Writer

by Margaret A. Gallucci, Paolo L. Rossi


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521816618
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2004
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

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 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.

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.

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