Letters, Jun. 26, 1972

Can Italy Be Saved?

Sir / Your Essay "Can Italy Be Saved from Itself?" [June 5] proves what my professor of medieval history has maintained all along: in 1500 Western Europe should have been roped off as a historic preservation area. Modern life could have grown up in the "suburbs," and we would be spared the spectacle of cars being elevated like the Host before the altars of Romanesque churches.

GAIL WHITE

New Orleans

Sir / Artisans of Florence and Rome, I beg you, do not restore the Pieta!

Since Michelangelo intended his work to...

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