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Copper Sculptures - A, A, Antipodes (Sculpture), Caritas Well, Civil War Memorial (Sycamore, Illinois), Diana (Saint-Gaudens), Goethe Schi (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Copper Sculptures - A, A, Antipodes (Sculpture), Caritas Well, Civil War Memorial (Sycamore, Illinois), Diana (Saint-Gaudens),...

Copper Sculptures - A, A, Antipodes (Sculpture), Caritas Well, Civil War Memorial (Sycamore, Illinois), Diana (Saint-Gaudens), Goethe Schi (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: A, A, Antipodes (sculpture), Caritas Well, Civil War Memorial (Sycamore, Illinois), Diana (Saint-Gaudens), Goethe Schiller Monument (Syracuse), Hercules monument (Kassel), Hermann Heights Monument, Kryptos, Miss Freedom, Portlandia (statue), Progress of the State, Spirit of the American Doughboy, Statue of Liberty, Terrestrial Physics, To Donbass Liberators, Untitled (Jeffersonville). Excerpt: The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberte eclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frederic 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, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad. Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Edouard Rene 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 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 at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and 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 started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 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


Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2012
First published: December 2012
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 250
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-95081-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-95081-3
Barcode: 9781156950814

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