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Author Carlsmith, Christopher, author.

Title Save Venice Inc. : American philanthropy and art conservation in Italy, 1966-2021 / Christopher Carlsmith.

Publication Info. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2022]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 330 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1966, the most destructive flood in the history of Venice temporarily submerged the city and threatened its extraordinary art and architecture. Among the organizations that mobilized to protect this fragile heritage was Save Venice Inc. Founded in Boston and now headquartered in New York City, this nonprofit has become the largest and most active committee dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of Venice. Christopher Carlsmith tells the fascinating story of Save Venice Inc., from its origins to its fiftieth anniversary. It continues to provide an influential model for philanthropy in the cultural sector, raising substantial funds to conserve and restore paintings, sculptures, books, mosaics, and entire buildings at risk from human and environmental impacts. Employing extensive archival research, oral interviews, and newspaper accounts, Save Venice Inc. explores a range of topics, including leadership, conservation projects, fundraising, and educational outreach. Using a range of methodologies from cultural history and art history, Carlsmith traces the achievements and challenges faced by this and other historic preservation organizations and by this unique city on the sea"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Save Venice Inc. -- History.
Save Venice Inc.
Philanthropists -- United States -- History.
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Venice (Italy) -- Threat of destruction.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration.
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
Cultural property -- Protection.
Italy -- Venice.
United States.
HISTORY / General
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Added Title Save Venice Incorporated
American philanthropy and art conservation in Italy, 1966-2021
Other Form: Print version: Carlsmith, Christopher. Save Venice Inc. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2022] 9781625346759 (DLC) 2022022534
ISBN 1613769555 electronic book
9781613769553 (electronic bk.)
9781625346759 paperback
9781625346766 hardcover