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From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics, and religion. Over one hundred major works embellish the twenty-two acre complex, making the center the world's largest indoor/outdoor urban museum. The artists include such noted figures as Gaston Lachaise, Lee Lowrie, Paul Manship, Carl Milles, Isamu Noguchi, Diego Rivera, and William Zorach. This book is the first comprehensive review of their work.

Each chapter investigates a single building, illustrated with both historic and dramatic new photographs. Also included are explanations of the themes, myths, and allegories. The book provides a color-coded map of the buildings in the center and a biographical index of the contributing artists. The Art of Rockefeller Centeris a treat for the art lover and anyone who has ever marveled at this great American icon.

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The definitive full-color art guide to a New York City landmark visited by 75 million people each year.

Synopsis:

The definitive full-color art guide to aNew YorkCity landmark visited by 75 million people eachyear.

Synopsis:

From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics, and religion. Over one hundred major works embellish the twenty-two acre complex, making the center the world's largest indoor/outdoor urban museum. The artists include such noted figures as Gaston Lachaise, Lee Lowrie, Paul Manship, Carl Milles, Isamu Noguchi, Diego Rivera, and William Zorach. This book is the first comprehensive review of their work.

Each chapter investigates a single building, illustrated with both historic and dramatic new photographs. Also included are explanations of the themes, myths, and allegories. The book provides a color-coded map of the buildings in the center and a biographical index of the contributing artists. The Art of Rockefeller Center is a treat for the art lover and anyone who has ever marveled at this great American icon.

About the Author

Christine Roussel, former director of the reproductions studio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and founder of the monument restoration company C. Roussel Inc., lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393060829
Author:
Roussel, Christine
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art, american
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art deco -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Art -- Private collections.
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
230 color illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
12 x 9.4 x 1.2 in 4.495 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » New York
Arts and Entertainment » Art » United States General

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"Synopsis" by , The definitive full-color art guide to a New York City landmark visited by 75 million people each year.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive full-color art guide to aNew YorkCity landmark visited by 75 million people eachyear.
"Synopsis" by , From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics, and religion. Over one hundred major works embellish the twenty-two acre complex, making the center the world's largest indoor/outdoor urban museum. The artists include such noted figures as Gaston Lachaise, Lee Lowrie, Paul Manship, Carl Milles, Isamu Noguchi, Diego Rivera, and William Zorach. This book is the first comprehensive review of their work.

Each chapter investigates a single building, illustrated with both historic and dramatic new photographs. Also included are explanations of the themes, myths, and allegories. The book provides a color-coded map of the buildings in the center and a biographical index of the contributing artists. The Art of Rockefeller Center is a treat for the art lover and anyone who has ever marveled at this great American icon.

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