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Sentinel : the unlikely origins of the Statue of Liberty
Viano, Francesca Lidia, 1973- author.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
x, 577 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.--
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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