I know, the calendar hasn’t officially cleared summer for take off. But, as I write this in Florence on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m., the temperature is 91 degrees F. Summer has arrived, secondo me. If it gets much hotter than this, I may have to move way way up north to Scotland.
Keeping cool for me requires a lot of good reading material. My latest enjoyment has been found in this great non-fiction tome, filled with art intrigue, a connection between Italy and the US, and historical context of the 1960s and 1970s. A fun book to read, and not just for art historians, I promise!
The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change & A Daughter’s Search for the Truth by Belinda Rathbone
Great summer reading.