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The Story of the Venus de Milo

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Disarmed by 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 embattled legacy of a beloved icon and a remarkable tribute to one of the world s great works of art."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400031337
ISBN-10: 1400031338
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gregory Curtis

Gregory Curtis was editor of "Texas Monthly" from 1981 until 2000. 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.

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