Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis (Hardback)Gerri Chanel (author)
- In stock
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3 mm
Fantastic ... At its best this is a story of the inhabitants of a humiliated country doing all in their power to preserve their nation's cultural heritage ... The black-and-white photographs in this book are worth of an art exhibition in themselves. * Daily Mail *
Chanel's history is a work of substance and scholarship that should be part of every art history collection and required reading for anyone who cares about Western civilization. * Booklist (starred review) *
A brilliant piece of storytelling explaining how the masterpieces of the Louvre escaped Goering's mantelpiece and Himmler's walls ... This is a grippingly written and meticulously researched contribution to the history of the Second World War. * The Tablet *
A compelling true account of the men and women who fought to save France's heritage and a fascinating story of art and intrigue. * France Magazine *
This book tells a fascinating story. * Choice *
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.