Saving Italy

Saving Italy

The Race to Rescue A Nation's Treasures From the Nazis

Book - 2013
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When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes--artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt--embarked from Naples on the tresure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393082418
Characteristics: xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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Nov 20, 2014

I like the idea of this book but as I got into the 5th chapter I realized that one really needs to have the internet handy to look up the art/architecture/sculptures they mention. Italian art and architecture was my favorite in art in school so some of the works I was familiar with but there were MANY that I didn't realize I didn't know...hence the reason to have the internet handy. At the time I didn't so I will have to tackle this one again in future. just the book and the internet and not 8 other books waiting to be read.
Very Interesting though


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