Lady Liberty

DESCRIPTION

The book is abundant with lively and interesting stories about the statue’s creators, is also told in the context of America’s immigration policies. In addition, Lady Liberty includes thirty-three elegant, full-page stirring paintings.

REVIEWS

“The Statue of Liberty is a world-famous symbol of American freedom, but for those who made the arduous journey across the Atlantic, she was a signal of arrival, proclaiming the end of a long voyage and the start of a new life. In this book, writer Joan Marans Dim tells the story of the statue’s origin and its significance in the overall story of the immigrant experience in the United States. Award-winning artist Antonio Masi’s expressive artwork lends powerful visuals to the telling with compelling images of the statue itself and the Ellis Island gateway, as well as the faces of individual immigrants and families-faces that express both the optimism and the struggle. The book is both enlightening and affecting.”

 

-Anne Hevener, Editor-in-Chief of Artist’s Magazine,
Watercolor Artist, and Pastel Journal


ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Antonio Masi, fascinated by bridges since childhood, began painting them a decade ago. He is drawn particularly to the 59th Street (the recently renamed Ed Koch Queensboro) Bridge, which his grandfather Francesco Masi helped build. Masi has won national and global acclaim for his paintings of New York City bridges.

Joan Marans Dim is the co-author of The Miracle on Washington Square: New York University. She lives in New York City.

 

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Paintings by Antonio Masi
Essays by Joan Marans Dim

Hardcover: 104 pages 

Size: 8 1/2" x 11"

Color Illustrations: 33
Published: October 2019
Price: $29.95

Published by: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS 

 

ISBN: 9780823285334

New York's Golden Age of Bridges

DESCRIPTION

In New York's golden age of bridges, artist Antonio Masi teams up with writer and New York City historian Joan Marans Dim to offer a multidimensional exploration of New York City's nine major bridges, their artistic and cultural underpinnings, and their impact worldwide.

The tale of New York City's bridges begins in 1883, when the Brooklyn Bridge rose majestically over the East River, signaling the start of America's "Golden Age" of bridge building. The Williamsburg followed in 1903, the Queensboro (renamed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) and the Manhattan in 1909, the George Washington in 1931, the Triborough (renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) in 1936, the Bronx-Whitestone in 1939, the Throgs Neck in 1961, and the Verrazano-Narrows in 1964.

Each of these classic bridges has its own story, and the book's paintings show the majesty and artistry, while the essays fill in the fascinating details of its social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental history.

 

REVIEWS
"The history of our bridges is fascinating as set forth in New York's Golden Age of Bridges by Antonio Masi and Joan Marans Dim. I've always loved the unique look of the many bridges connecting Manhattan to the other four boroughs of New York City. Now that I've been honored by having my name attached to the Queensboro Bridge, I have an even greater interest in reading the history of all the other bridges as well."

-Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City


ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Antonio Masi, fascinated by bridges since childhood, began painting them a decade ago. He is drawn particularly to the 59th Street (the recently renamed Ed Koch Queensboro) Bridge, which his grandfather Francesco Masi helped build. Masi has won national and global acclaim for his paintings of New York City bridges.

Joan Marans Dim is the co-author of The Miracle on Washington Square: New York University. She lives in New York City.

 

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www.fordhampress.com

 

Paintings by Antonio Masi
Essays by Joan Marans Dim

 

Hardcover: 112 pages 

Size: 12" x 9"

Color Illustrations: 56
Published: October 2011
Price: $34.95

 

Published by: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS 

 

ISBN13: 9780823240654ISBN10: 0823240657