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eBook Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide epub
  • ISBN: 0814719864
  • Author: Dianne L. Durante
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: NYU Press (February 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 302 pages
  • ePUB size: 1995 kb
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Durante winsomely places 54 monuments in historical and artistic perspective.

Durante winsomely places 54 monuments in historical and artistic perspective. We learn that a trumpet is an allegory for announcing fame, that the monument to Admiral Farragut in Madison Square Park altered the course of American sculpture, that the figure with the winged hat atop Grand Central Terminal is Mercury and that the statue of Atlas at Rockefeller Center was reviled when it was unveiled in 1937 because it supposedly resembled Mussolini. Let’s hope Ms. Durante follows up in the other four boroughs.

As an aesthetic handbook it provides a compact method for studying sculpture, inspired by Ayn Rand’s writings on art. For residents and tourists, and historians and students, who want to spend more time viewing and appreciating sculpture and New York history, this is the start of a unique voyage of discovery.

Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan book. As an aesthetic handbook it provides a compact method for studying sculpture, inspired by Ayn Rand's writings on art.

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Автор: Durante Dianne L. Название: Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide ISBN: 0814719872 .

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Dianne Durante compared Piccirilli's northern cluster of statues (a woman cradling the limp body of a firefighter) to Michelangelo's . a b Durante, Dianne L. (2007). Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. New York University Press.

Dianne Durante compared Piccirilli's northern cluster of statues (a woman cradling the limp body of a firefighter) to Michelangelo's statue of a grieving Madonna. She also praised the southern cluster, the same woman holding a child (presumably the widow and child of the dead firefighter), a scene she describes as "wrenching. ISBN 978-0-8147-1986-2.

Dianne Durante, a freelance art writer who produces the web site Forgotten Delights, has released an Android app based on her book Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. The app, produced by Guides Who Know, features more than three hours of video on the fifty-four sculptures that appear in the book, including Continents by Daniel Chester French, Sherman Monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and the Statue of Liberty. I recently spoke with Durante about her new app. -Joseph Kellard. Joseph Kellard: What inspired you to create an app based on your book Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan ? Dianne Durante:.

by Dianne L. Durante. Published by: NYU Press. As an aesthetic handbook it provides a compact method for studying sculpture, inspired by Ayn Rand’s writings on art.

Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan : A Historical Guide. by Dianne L.

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They can make you stop, look and think when you’d swear your brain was too tired to function, she writes. This latest book in their series on the borough’s neighborhoods is richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs that are bound to evoke pangs of nostalgia in former Brooklynites of a certain age.

Stop, look, and discover—the streets and parks of Manhattan are filled with beautiful historic monuments that will entertain, stimulate, and inspire you. Among the 54 monuments in this volume are major figures in American history: Washington, Lincoln, Lafayette, Horace Greeley, and Gertrude Stein; more obscure figures: Daniel Butterfield, J. Marion Sims, and King Jagiello; as well as the icons of New York: Atlas, Prometheus, and the Firemen's Memorial. The monuments represent the work of some of America's best sculptors: Augustus Saint Gaudens’ Farragut and Sherman, Daniel Chester French’s Four Continents, and Anna Hyatt Huntington’s José Martí and Joan of Arc.

Each monument, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, is located on a map of Manhattan and includes easy-to-follow directions. All the sculptures are considered both as historical mementos and as art. We learn of furious General Sherman court-martialing a civilian journalist, and also of exasperated Saint Gaudens’ proposing a hook-and-spring device for improving his assistants' artistic acuity as they help model Sherman. We discover how Lincoln dealt with a vociferous Confederate politician from Ohio, and why the Lincoln in Union Square doesn't rank as a top-notch Lincoln portrait. Sidebars reveal other aspects of the figure or event commemorated, using personal quotes, poems, excerpts from nineteenth-century periodicals (New York Times, Harper's Weekly), and writers ranging from Aeschylus, Washington Irving, and Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi to Mark Twain and Henryk Sienkiewicz.

As a historical account, Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide is a fascinating look at figures and events that changed New York, the United States and the world. As an aesthetic handbook it provides a compact method for studying sculpture, inspired by Ayn Rand’s writings on art. For residents and tourists, and historians and students, who want to spend more time viewing and appreciating sculpture and New York history, this is the start of a unique voyage of discovery.

Comments: (7)
Thiama
I enjoyed this book but I was quite surprised to see Harlem is completely ignored. There isn't one monument in Harlem included in the survey. Also overlooked are the Doughboy statues from World War I. While I appreciate the Father Duffy essay, leaving out the others is curious. But to call this a historical guide to Manhattan and leaving out Harlem disappoints me. All of the other usual suspects are included, beginning with the Statue of Liberty. It's a good guide to the majority of the famous sculptures in Manhattan.
Biaemi
As a native New Yorker, at one time or another I've passed by and gazed at every one of the 54 sculptures listed in this excellent book. What I learned was how great each one is. Several of my favorites are mentioned (Columbus, Washington, Hamilton) as are some less publicized gems, like Verrazzano and Dr. James Marion Sims. By breaking down the categories of About the Sculpture and About the Subject, one can learn so much about these outdoor gems in the city. Dr. Durante's style of writing is very clear and she gives a practical guide in "how to read a sculpture" with an objective basis.

Pick your style of heroism and you'll find it here. Whether it's celebrating a job well done (Washington in Union Square) or charging into the battle of a new project (El Cid up in Harlem) or refusing to submit to defeat in the face of death (Nathan Hale in City Hall Park) you are sure to be uplifted.

Every New Yorker should own this book, as it will give them a chance to fill their lives with inspiration by simply traveling to a location simply mapped out in the book. As for non-New Yorkers, this is yet another reason to come here and enjoy the greatness of this magnificent city.
Little Devil
Dianne Durante has written a wonderful book about monumental sculptures that grace the island of Manhattan. She introduces each of the works with a carefully chosen photograph and proceeds to delight you with observations, quotes and stories that bring the statues and their subjects to life.

The more you read about each artwork, the more you see it. Several times, after reading Durante's observations, I found myself returning to the photos to note overlooked details that gave greater meaning to the works.

She writes with a clear, engaging style. And just like her recorded lectures on art, this book educates and inspires. My suggestion: buy two and give one to a friend.
Moogugore
Apart from Ayn Rand's own work in esthetics (The Romantic Manifesto---and several other articles outside of it) and Dr. Leonard Peikoff's Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Dr. Dianne Durante's Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan is the first published work to apply some of Miss Rand's revolutionary esthetics to works of art. This is a MAJOR achievement.

In order to shape a culture dominated by by a rational philosophy, the Objectivist ethics is THE most important idea to get into the culture. And a number of outstanding philosophers have each, independent of one another, done admirable work in this area.

The second most important idea essential to changing our culture is Miss Rand's esthetics. Dr. Durante opened the door to this with her criticism of the thoroughly reprehensible exhibition in New York's Central Park of Christo's Gates. She stood firm against invective. Now she is offering more details as she applies Miss Rand's esthetics to Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan is a clever organization of facts and commentary. It is also a welcomed introduction to important ideas that offer the reader rational guidelines to better appreciate and understand art in general and the outdoor monuments of Manhattan in particular.
Akinonris
Selecting 54 outdoor sculptures that are of personal and aesthetic interest, the author takes you on a guided tour of Manhattan starting from the Statue of Liberty in the south all the way north to El Cid by Anna Hyatt Huntington.

An easy read for all, each essay gives a brief introduction into the sculptures stylistic elements. It also compares them to how they could have been different and what that would have done to the artwork's meaning. The author also provides background information on the sculpture and its subject to further enhance our appreciation.

Of course when it comes right down to it, Durante shows us through sculpture great minds at work (artisan and innovator) who have accomplished much in their pursuit of values.
Celace
A well written and well researched guide to the sculpture in Manhattan. Durante can't cover everything, but she does include all the major works. Her comments are relevant and often insightful. Useful for anyone who wants to learn more about the magnificent public art that surrounds us.
Xar
Book purchase was caused by the need to discover what and where of NORTH AMERICA in front of American Indian Museum. Love seeing again statues I'd barely paid attention to but viewed now with historical knowledge. Beautiful book.
Woefully incomplete; especially in lower Manhattan. I was quite disappointed.
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