Emma and the Angel of Central Park: The Story of a New York Icon and the Woman Who Created It (Crossings #38) (Paperback)
"In the heart of Central Park there is an angel. It is the Angel of the Waters statue, which appeared on the Bethesda Fountain on May 31, 1873. It has since earned a place among the city's icons-a deserved place for its classical beauty, although not everyone knows that it is much more: a symbol of love, harmony, healing, and rebirth, as the historical motivation for its creation affirms. Scenes from countless movies have been filmed at its feet, from Angels in America to Enchanted." This is the story of the angel and the artist who created it.
"Immersive, intelligent and moving."--Louisa Ermelino
"A vivid picture of a formative moment in American art and the gifted and courageous woman who made it."--Jonathan Galassi
"A triumphant unveiling."--Cornelia Brooke Gilder
"A rich array of delights and discoveries."--Dianne Hales
"A fast-paced and engaging history."--Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr.
"Cometto's book makes flesh of the pioneering sculptor Emma Stebbins."--Matt Reiley
"Wonderfully absorbing."--Thayer Tolles
"Students, scholars, art lovers, and fans of NYC history will all find a reason to read this book."--Lisa Ackerman
Literary Nonfiction. History. Art. LGBTQ+ Studies. Women's Studies.