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Nebraska State Capitol: The Work Of Lee Lawrie: Norfolk Nebraska Sculptures

Nebraska State Capitol: The Work Of Lee Lawrie: Norfolk Nebraska Sculptures

Godnick, Bertha

Paperback

Architecture History

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ISBN13: 9798502005395
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: May 10 2021
Pages: 226
Weight: 0.74
Height: 0.51 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English

Do you have any idea about the Nebraska state capitol sculptural programs? Are you interested in discovering the history of this capital and its sculptural program?

If you say YES, this book is for you.

This book documents the significance of the scores of sculptures, both figurative and bas-relief, and engaged portraits of ancient lawgivers and the nobility of Civilization. The book describes the long forgotten lessons of history as to how it evolved over several millenia, and was brought by the Pioneers into the new state.

The book provides a narrative on how Goodhue and his team competed nationally for the commission to build the Capitol, how the process went, hurdles that were encountered along the way, and how the whole project came together in a miracle of logistics, and public financing. The book is deliberately written to present readers of all ages a historical account of the building's art, history, and architecture, but free of the traditional pedantic scholarly language that all too often bypasses the interest of the casual reader.

The book takes an in-depth look at the stories behind all of the players and all of the sculptures and helps translate these mute sculptures into lessons of living history.

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