The Rules of Perspective

The Rules of Perspective

Large Print - 2005
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It is April 1945, and the small provincial town of Lohenfelde is about to be overrun by the Allied Third Army. Huddled in the vaults of the Museum are Heinrich Hoffer and three colleagues. Petty rivalries and resentments surface quickly in this confinement, and the vaults become a stage for an intense drama of secret histories and shared terror. Above ground, an American soldier is picking through the rubble, wishing he was studying art rather than dodging snipers. He discovers a small 18th century oil painting, which becomes a poignant link between him and the four charred corpses he finds at the same time. As the narratives interweave, the story of the painting reveals the hidden story of Herr Hoffer and his three associates - and in doing so uncovers other, darker mysteries.
Publisher: Oxford : Isis Large Print, c2005
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780753175262
Branch Call Number: LPF THO NVD
Characteristics: 454 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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Mar 25, 2014

This is a very well-written book set in Germany in 1945 in the last days of the war. Two stories are told - of the employees of an art museum sheltering in the vault and of an American soldier. But, the book is about painting, degenerate art and how art affects us all. Recommended.

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