The Statue of Liberty : the monumental dream / text by Robert Belot ; preface by Diane von Furstenberg.
Contributor(s): Von Furstenberg, Diane [writer of preface.] | Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2019Description: 207 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780847867301; 0847867307; 9780847867295; 0847867293.Subject(s): Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) | Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- Conservation and restoration | Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York -- Design and construction | New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc | Statue of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. and N.J.) | Statue of Liberty National Monument (Agency : U.S.) | Buildings | Monuments -- Design and construction | Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) | New York (State) -- New YorkDDC classification: 974.7/1
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye first proposed the idea of a monument for the United States in 1865. Ten years later sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was named "Liberty Enlightening the World" and was a joint effort between America and France. The Statue was completed in France in July 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June 1885. After almost a century, weather, pollution, and sightseeing left Lady Liberty's torch in need of replacement and her crown's rays in need of strengthening. An army of architects, historians, engineers, and almost 1,000 laborers embarked on the project. On July 5, 1986, the newly restored Statue reopened to the public during Liberty Weekend, a gala four-day event celebrating the restoration. Fireworks filled the night skies; tall ships flocked the Harbor. "Liberty Weekend," attended by President Reagan and President Francois Mitterand of France, was broadcast to 1.5 billion people in 51 countries. The Foundation, the National Park Service, and the American people had launched the most successful public-private partnership in the history of the United States. A must-have for the armchair traveler, student of architecture, native New Yorker, or for anyone who is inspired by our Lady Liberty.
First published in the United States of America in 2019 by Rizzoli Electa.
1871-1985. "I found an admirable location" -- When Europe began to dream of the American Republic -- The "ninth wonder" of the world -- The rivet that reached the sky -- The light of the torch -- Who was Lady Liberty? -- The crown and seven points -- An iconic and timeless power -- 1986-2019. The centennial restoration: rebuilding the face of Liberty -- The museum and celebrating liberty for future generations -- State of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Timed to publish with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, this is Lady Liberty's untold story of her building, restoration, and iconic place in the world as brought to life through the fascinating lens of archival images, ephemera from the museum's collection, and today's most compelling photography--restored and resplendent against the New York City skyline.
Includes bibliographical references (page 206)