The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Author:Benvenuto Cellini, trans. John Addington Symonds Man of the High Renaissance....soldier, inventor, goldsmith, duelist, sculptor, author, glory of history's most golden era--Benvenuto Cellini. — He carved medallions for the Pope, executed sculptures for Florentine Princes, created jewelry for the crowned heads of Europe. He outraged his patrons, and sometimes made love to their wives. With his o... more »wn hand, he shot the Bourbon invader of Rome.
His amours and hatred, his passions and delights, his love of the sumptuous and exquisite in art and live, his frankness and animation, his passionate contradictions in thought and action stamp him as the epitome of the Renaissance man. His untameable genius is fully revealed in The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, one of the most singular and fascinating books in existence.« less