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Top Cats: The Life and Times of the New York Public Library Lions

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Book News Annotation:

The marble lions at the New York Public Library entrance are well- known icons of the city, and Larkin, an independent art historian, provides a history of them for general readers. She explains the history of the use of lions at entrances, describes the biography of the sculptor and the process of their creation, and how they are decorated for special occasions and used as a backdrop in photographs, many of them shown in the volume. The book lacks an index.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The marble lions at the New York Public Library entrance are well- known icons of the city, and Larkin, an independent art historian, provides a history of them for general readers. She explains the history of the use of lions at entrances, describes the biography of the sculptor and the process of their creation, and how they are decorated for special occasions and used as a backdrop in photographs, many of them shown in the volume. The book lacks an index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The magnificent marble lions flanking the entrance to The New York Public Library are familiar and beloved icons for New Yorkers and visitors to the city alike. Modeled by sculptor Edward Clark Potter and carved from pink Tennessee marble by the Piccirilli brothers in 1911, they have endured for nearly a century. Called New York's most lovable public sculpture by architecture critic Paul Goldberger, the Lions have witnessed countless parades, have been bedecked with wreaths and crowned with all manner of headgear, and have been featured in children's books and The New Yorker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764937620
Publisher:
Pomegranate Communications
Subject:
History - General
Author:
Larkin, Susan G.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
New york public library
Subject:
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
79
Dimensions:
7.40x7.34x.64 in. .94 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sculpture » General
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History and Social Science » Americana » New York

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"Synopsis" by , The magnificent marble lions flanking the entrance to The New York Public Library are familiar and beloved icons for New Yorkers and visitors to the city alike. Modeled by sculptor Edward Clark Potter and carved from pink Tennessee marble by the Piccirilli brothers in 1911, they have endured for nearly a century. Called New York's most lovable public sculpture by architecture critic Paul Goldberger, the Lions have witnessed countless parades, have been bedecked with wreaths and crowned with all manner of headgear, and have been featured in children's books and The New Yorker.
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