Here are fifteen entertaining, informative, and highly readable art-related books that I have personally read and loved.
The Amber Room panels, stolen from Saint Petersburg, Russia and still unrecovered. Branson DeCou [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons According to multiple news outlets, a train recently discovered deep underneath a Polish mountain, may contain Nazi-looted treasures, including the famous Amber Room panels. Once displayed at Tsarskoye Selo in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the panels were stolen during World War Two… Continue reading Exciting Breaking News! Nazi Loot Found (Maybe)
Rose Valland was a French museum administrator who worked as a spy and saved countless works of art during World War Two.
Yesterday, the United States Congress voted to award the Monuments Men with the Congressional Gold Medal. This is truly wonderful news! I'm certain that we can credit the Monuments Men book and movie with inspiring this bill, which was proposed by Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri and Robert Menendez of New Jersey. All too often,… Continue reading Great News for the Monuments Men!
A link to my January 2015 article about the Monuments Men for HeadStuff. The Monuments Men were a group of Allied soldiers who worked to save monuments and track down and repatriate lost or stolen artworks during World War Two.