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Sentinel : the unlikely origins of the Statue of Liberty / Francesca Lidia Viano.

By: Viano, Francesca Lidia, 1973- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018Copyright date: �2018Description: x, 577 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674975606; 067497560X.Subject(s): Bartholdi, Fr�ed�eric Auguste, 1834-1904 | Laboulaye, �Edouard, 1811-1883 | Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- History | Statue of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. and N.J.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 974.7/1
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.
Summary: 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.-- Provided by publisher.
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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.-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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