Summers with Lincoln : Looking for the Man in the Monuments

By: Holzer, HaroldMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (282 p.)ISBN: 9780823228973Subject(s): Historic sites -- United States | Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Anecdotes | Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Influence | Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Monuments | Monuments -- United States | Percoco, James A. -- Travel -- United States | Sculptors -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Summers with Lincoln : Looking for the Man in the MonumentsDDC classification: 973.7092 LOC classification: E457.6 .P47 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreward / Harold Holzer -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Photographs -- Chapter 1: Charlotte's Seed: Thomas Ball's Emancipation Group / Freedman's Monument (1876), Washington, D.C. -- Chatper 2: The Hero of Hoosierdom: Paul Manship's Lincoln the Hoosier Youth (1932), Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Chapter 3: A Different Kind of Civil War: George Grey Barnard's Lincoln (1917), Cincinnati, Ohio -- Chapter 4: Contemplative Statesmanship: Augustus Saint-Gaudens's Standing Lincoln (1887), Chicago, Illinois
Chapter 5: Lincoln of Gethsemane: Gutzon Borglum's Seated Lincoln (1911), Newark, New Jersey -- Chapter 6: Lincoln the Mystic: James Earle Fraser's Lincoln (1930), Jersey City, New Jersey -- Chatper 7: A Lincoln for the Masses: Daniel Chester French's Seated Lincoln (1922), Washington, D.C. -- Afterward -- Appendix 1: Other Lincoln Memorials of Note -- Appendix 2: State-by-State Breakdown of Lincoln Sculptures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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Title Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreward / Harold Holzer -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Photographs -- Chapter 1: Charlotte's Seed: Thomas Ball's Emancipation Group / Freedman's Monument (1876), Washington, D.C. -- Chatper 2: The Hero of Hoosierdom: Paul Manship's Lincoln the Hoosier Youth (1932), Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Chapter 3: A Different Kind of Civil War: George Grey Barnard's Lincoln (1917), Cincinnati, Ohio -- Chapter 4: Contemplative Statesmanship: Augustus Saint-Gaudens's Standing Lincoln (1887), Chicago, Illinois

Chapter 5: Lincoln of Gethsemane: Gutzon Borglum's Seated Lincoln (1911), Newark, New Jersey -- Chapter 6: Lincoln the Mystic: James Earle Fraser's Lincoln (1930), Jersey City, New Jersey -- Chatper 7: A Lincoln for the Masses: Daniel Chester French's Seated Lincoln (1922), Washington, D.C. -- Afterward -- Appendix 1: Other Lincoln Memorials of Note -- Appendix 2: State-by-State Breakdown of Lincoln Sculptures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

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More statues exist of Abraham Lincoln than of any other American public figure. The nationwide fervor for erecting monuments in honor of the fallen President continued from after his death until at least the Great Depression. Percoco ( history, West Springfield H.S., Virginia) shows how he has used these Lincoln monuments as a means of incorporating his fascination with public sculpture into his school curriculum with admirable results. With a small group of teenaged students, he visited seven of these Lincoln statues, in places like Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Cincinnati, each piece depicting a different artistic view of the President-e.g., youthful visionary, emancipator, statesman. The group examined newspaper accounts of the monuments' funding, creation, and dedications, learning that many of the sculptors were more concerned with their own egos than their art. Lincoln's only surviving son, Robert, was critical of many of the finished pieces, calling George Grey Barnard's statue in Cincinnati a "grotesque" likeness. Percoco's narrative is both engaging and thought-provoking, a wonderful example of classroom lessons brought to the streets of our hometowns. Recommended for all libraries as the Lincoln birth bicentennial draws near.-Susan Belsky, Oshkosh P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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