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Outdoor sculptures in New York

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Chapters: Outdoor sculptures in New York City, Statue of Liberty, Unisphere, List of sculptures in Central Park, Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial, Charging Bull, Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, Bethesda Terrace, The... Viac o knihe

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Chapters: Outdoor sculptures in New York City, Statue of Liberty, Unisphere, List of sculptures in Central Park, Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial, Charging Bull, Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, Bethesda Terrace, The Sphere, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Outdoor sculpture in New York City, Audubon Terrace, Alamo, Public Art Fund, Surrogate's Courthouse, King Jagiello Monument, Spirit of Communication, Auburn Correctional Facility, Griffis Sculpture Park, Event Horizon, Storm King Art Center, Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, Tilted Arc, The Wall, Socrates Sculpture Park, Peace Fountain, Memorial to Victims of the Injustice of the Holocaust, Green Lightning, Statues and sculptures in New York City, Atlas statue, Rocket Thrower, Giuseppe Verdi Monument, Alma Mater, 93rd Street, Juan Pablo Duarte Square. Excerpt: The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World, French: ) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States. Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. Due to the troubled political situation in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the pedestal and the site. Bartholdi completed both the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions. The arm was displayed in New York's Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the World initiated a drive for donations to complete the project, and the campaign inspired over 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland. The statue was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156557327

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