The Life of Benvenuto CelliniTranslated by John Addington Symonds, Introduction by John Pope-Henessy

In this masterful autobiography Cellini describes court life, his career as a Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith, and his views of his contemporaries, including Michelangelo. Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 186 × 110 mm (7 3/8 × 4 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 582 pp
  • Illustrations: 97 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714833644

Sir John Pope-Hennessy (1913-94) was one of the 20th century's most distinguished art historians and museum directors. He was Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (1967-73), Director of the British Museum (1974-76) and Consultative Chairman of the Department of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum, New York (1977-86).

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