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The Resource The Venus fixers : the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II, Ilaria Dagnini Brey

The Venus fixers : the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II, Ilaria Dagnini Brey

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The Venus fixers : the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II
Title
The Venus fixers
Title remainder
the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Ilaria Dagnini Brey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Often working as shellfire exploded around them, the Monuments Officers of Italy shored up tottering palaces and cathedrals, safeguarded Michelangelos and Giottos, and even blocked a Nazi convoy of stolen paintings bound for Göring's birthday celebration. Sometimes they failed. But to an astonishing degree they succeeded, and their story is an unparalleled adventure with the gorgeous tints of a Botticelli as its backdrop. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1955-
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Brey, Ilaria Dagnini
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art treasures in war
  • Art thefts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cultural property
Label
The Venus fixers : the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II, Ilaria Dagnini Brey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn475447653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312429904
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312429904
  • (OCoLC)475447653
Label
The Venus fixers : the remarkable story of the allied soldiers who saved Italy's art during World War II, Ilaria Dagnini Brey
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn475447653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312429904
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312429904
  • (OCoLC)475447653

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