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Disarmed The Story of the Venus de Milo

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ISBN-10: 1400031338

ISBN-13: 9781400031337

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gregory Curtis

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In the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was digging for marble building blocks when he unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. From the moment of its discovery a battle for possession ensued and was won, eventually, by the French. Touted by her keepers in the Louvre as the great classical find of the era, the sculpture gained instant celebrity–and yet its origins had yet to be documented or verified. From the flurry of excitement surrounding her discovery, to the raging disputes over her authenticity, to the politics and personalities that have given rise to her mystique, Gregory Curtis has given us a riveting look at the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Preface: Fractured Masterpiece
From Melos to Paris
Winckelmann
In the Hallways of the Louvre
Broken Marble
Two Geniuses
A Goddess with Golden Hair
The Last Chapter
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index