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Listen to “The World’s Greatest Goldbeater”

Written by Erla Zwingle, Contributing Editor
Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

Marino Menegazzo hammers gold leaf by hand into sheets 200 times thinner than a human hair. He works in the same studio where Titian, one of Italy’s great Renaissance artists, once lived and painted. Now Menegazzo’s craft, where the hand can still beat a machine, is on the edge of extinction.

Written by Erla Zwingle

Introduction by Summer Brown

Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

Produced by Larry Rosen

Music by Mike Snowden of  “The Cigar Box Guitar Maker”

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