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Sentinel : the unlikely origins of the Statue of Liberty

Author: Francesca Lidia Viano
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Icon of freedom and multiethnic democracy, memorial to Franco-American friendship--the lofty meanings we accord the Statue of Liberty today obscure its turbulent origins in 19th-century politics and art. Francesca Lidia Viano reveals that vibrant history in the fullest account yet of the people and ideas that brought the lady of the harbor to life.--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Édouard Laboulaye; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Édouard Laboulaye; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Édouard René Lefebvre de Laboulaye
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Lidia Viano
ISBN: 9780674975606 067497560X
OCLC Number: 1023057117
Description: x, 577 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Sea-bound comet --
The winter party --
The fondeur --
An American astray --
The sin of color --
The road to hell --
The atelier of the exiles --
Monsters out --
Lighthouses of the world --
Hidden devils --
Queen of the South --
Fables of madness --
Cuckoo apocalypse --
The veiled valkyrie --
Hemisphere conversion --
Revenge --
The American scene --
Stella --
Adorable woman --
Autopsia --
The democratic watch --
Open tomb --
Childrens' touch --
The Phantom of the Opera --
Miscendo utile dulce --
Advise to all nations --
The idea --
Epilogue. Dot-dot-dot-dash.
Responsibility: Francesca Lidia Viano.

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Lively, detailed, and full of surprises, a fascinating account of the Statue of Liberty's conception and construction.--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard University In her astonishing narrative, Viano Read more...

 
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