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The Venus Fixers

The Untold Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy's Art During World War II
The Venus Fixers
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A spellbinding account of the special corps of officers who preserved the masterworks of European art from destruction while World War II raged.
Authors: Brey, Ilaria Dagnini, 1955-
Statement of Responsibility: Ilaria Dagnini Brey
Title: The Venus fixers
the untold story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: x, 308 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-287) and index
Contents: Italian art goes to war
Men must manoeuvre
Sicilian prelude
The birth of the Venus fixers
The conflict of the present and the past
Treasure hunt
Florence divided
A time to rend, a time to sew
The duellists
Epilogue: a necessary dream
Summary: A spellbinding account of the special corps of officers who preserved the masterworks of European art from destruction while World War II raged.
Subject Headings: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section Officials and employees Cultural property Protection Italy History 20th century Art treasures in war Italy History 20th century Art, Italian
Topical Term: Cultural property
Art treasures in war
Art, Italian
LCCN: 2008055446
ISBN: 0374283095
9780374283094
Branch Call Number: 940.5412 B
Research Call Number: JQE 10-502
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