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By Salvatore Settis,André Naffis-Sahely

“A chilling account of the gradual suffering of Venice as illustrative of a world consumerist epidemic. Richly documented and imbued with deep angst approximately this ultimate city creation."—Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

What is Venice worthy? To whom does this city treasure belong? This eloquent publication by way of across the world popular artwork historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses those questions, igniting a brand new debate in regards to the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at huge. Venetians are more and more forsaking their hometown—there's now just one resident for each a hundred and forty visitors—and Venice's fragile destiny has turn into emblematic of the way forward for historical towns far and wide because it capitulates to travelers and people who make the most of them. In If Venice Dies, a fiery mix of historical past and cultural research, Settis argues that "hit-and-run" viewers are turning landmark city settings into purchasing department stores and subject matter parks. this can be a passionate plea to safe the soul of Venice, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan.

Salvatore Settis is an archaeologist and paintings historian and previous director of the Getty study Institute of l. a. and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. he's chairman of the Louvre Museum's clinical Council., Settis, frequently thought of the judgment of right and wrong of Italy for his position in spotlighting its forget of nationwide historical past, is the writer of numerous books on artwork history.


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If Venice Dies

“A chilling account of the gradual discomfort of Venice as illustrative of a world consumerist epidemic. Richly documented and imbued with deep angst approximately this excellent city construction. "—Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of ArtWhat is Venice worthy? To whom does this city treasure belong?

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