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Florentine Art under Fire - The True Story of a Monuments Man - Rescuing the Art of Florence

Florentine Art under Fire - The True Story of a Monuments Man - Rescuing the Art of Florence

of: Frederick Hartt

Verlag ArteVibra GmbH , 2014

ISBN: 9783952429402 , 100 Pages

Format: ePUB

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Florentine Art under Fire - The True Story of a Monuments Man - Rescuing the Art of Florence


Florentine Art Under Fire, originally published in 1949 by Princeton University Press, is an extraordinary factual true story. It is an inspiring, poignant, and tragic recounting of the years that Lieutenant Frederick Hartt spent in Italy recovering and restoring works of the treasured art stolen by the Nazis from Italy during the Second World War. This must read tells, how innumerable invaluable works of art, a heritage belonging not only to the suffering Italians, but to the culture of the world, were at the brink of destruction. Recounted are little known facts about the struggles of the allied forces to reunite the masterpieces of art with the Italian homeland. As a first hand telling of this historic time in Italy, Frederick Hartt writes about the events in a gripping manner, revealing the heroism of the Monuments Men on the frontlines of the battlegrounds, and their selfless sacrifices to preserve the priceless art for the world. Hartt's profound love for Italy shines through his writing from beginning to the end, making this book a true page turner. - Frederick Hartt (1914 - 1991), the distinguished scholar of Italian Rennaissance art, was an Honorary Citizen of Italy and Knight of the Crown of Italy.

Biography of Frederick Hartt (further details at Born: Boston Ma. May 22, 1914 - 1991 Education: Columbia College, Princeton University, New York University - Positions: Bennett Junior College, Miillbrook, NY., Yale University, New Haven, Ct., Smith College, New Haven, Ct. Washington Square College, New York City, Washington University, St. Louis Mo., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. - Research Fellowships: Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, Senior Research Fellowship, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. -Military Service: United States Army 1942-1946 - Honors: Bronze Star; Honorary Citizen of Italy; Knight of the Crown of Italy; Silver Medallians: Florentine flood 1966, Honorary Academician. Academia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence Italy; Alumnus Honoris Causa, Baylor University; Golden Florin, City of Florence