Disarmed ePub download
by Gregory Curtis
- ISBN: 0750938714
- ISBN13: 978-0750938716
- ePub: 1547 kb | FB2: 1166 kb
- Language: English
- Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd; 1st edition (December 31, 2004)
- Pages: 272
- Rating: 4.7/5
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Curtis is a writer of generous wit, who packs his book with delicious portraits of the scholars, writers, artists and politicians who . Disarmed will be a startling book for readers expecting a dutiful art history lesson about a statue
Curtis is a writer of generous wit, who packs his book with delicious portraits of the scholars, writers, artists and politicians who contributed to the mythologizing of the Venus de Milo. San Jose Mercury News. Disarmed will be a startling book for readers expecting a dutiful art history lesson about a statue. It is instead a fiery and eccentric story, in whose pages all sorts of unforgettable characters fight for possession not just of the Venus de Milo herself, but of the tranquil, eternal, maddeningly elusive ideal of human perfection she represents.
Disarmed: the Story of the Venus De Milo. That was because classical Greece did not seem distant to a European in the 1820s. That was because classical Greece did not seem distant to a European in the 1820s much a part of the times. And the person who first thrust the remote Greek past into the consciousness of eighteenth-century Europe was born the son of an impoverished cobbler in Stendal, a remote and backward village in Bavaria. Good taste, which is becoming more prevalent throughout the world, had its origins under the skies of Greece.
Curtis seems to be a fan of Salomon Reinarch, dedicating more pages to his life and accomplishments than any other of the dignitaries that made their opinions known about the Venus. The final chapter does into what is suspected to be Venus' origins - the sculptor's name inscribed in the long-lost (deliberately?) base has been found mentioned in a couple other locations.
Gregory Curtis is the author of Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo. Disarmed will be a startling book for readers expecting a dutiful art history lesson about a statue
Gregory Curtis is the author of Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo.
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Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of.
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 embattled legacy of a beloved icon and a remarkable tribute to one of the world’s great works of art.
His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Time, and Rolling Stone, among other places. A graduate of Rice University and San Francisco State College, he currently lives in Austin with his wife and four children.
The Story of Venus de Milo. He first takes us to the Greek island of Melos, where, on a trek, he saw signs marking the general area where the Venus was found in 1820 by a farmer who was digging at a site located by a curious French sailor, Olivier Voutier.