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The Statue of Liberty
The Monumental Dream
9780847867301 Hardcover English General Trade TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic May 01, 2019
$67.50 CAD
Active 9 x 11.5 x 0.9 in 208 pages 100 ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Rizzoli Electa
Timed to publish with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, this is Lady Liberty’s untold story of her building, restoration, and iconic place in the world as brought to life through the fascinating lens of archival images, ephemera from the museum’s collection, and today’s most compelling photography—restored and resplendent against the New York City skyline.

Following Rizzoli’s acclaimed series with the September 11 Memorial and Museum—The Stories They Tell and No Day Shall Erase You—we now are partnering with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to publish this official book on the Statue of Liberty. The material from the book will be drawn from the collections and archives that will be on display in the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum—opening in May 2019

The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. It is a symbol of freedom that draws more than four million visitors annually from around the world. Officially named “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the statue was a joint effort between America and France to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The book follows the story as told in the new Museum—from its conception and creation to its restoration in 1986 to Lady Liberty’s place as a shining icon to the world.

Timed to publish with the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum in May 2019.

An HBO Documentary and global Apple App launch on the Statue of Liberty will coincide with the publication of the book.

The statue continues to be a powerful symbol of freedom and immigration in a time of continuing controversy

There are 4.3 million annual visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island.

The book’s photography will be culled from the best images from across multiple archives.

The book is a great gift for tourists, New Yorkers, armchair travelers, and students of architecture.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) was founded in 1982 and charged with raising funds for the restoration of the Statue and of Ellis Island. The foundation has riased over $700 million to date from private ctizens and has restored the statue, the Ellis Island complex and now is opening the Statue of Liberty Museum

Going by the title of the “Godmother of the Statue of Liberty,” fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg is the head fundraiser for the Statue of Liberty Museum—raising over 100 million dollars. By 1976, von Furstenberg had sold over a million wrap dresses and was featured on the cover of Newsweek. In 2012, she was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes magazine.

Robert Belot is a university professor at Universite Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, and the author of The Statue of Liberty: in Search of a Secret (French language publication).

Marketing: Co-op available for placement

Promote in conjunction with the museum’s opening

Publicity: National TV coverage expected on Today or Good Morning America.

National coverage expected in Time, Newsweek/Daily Beast, USA Today, etc.

National and NY-regional NPR expected as well. New York Times - Daily, Sunday, Magazine, and Book Review, Wall Street Journal, NY Post, NY Daily News, Quest, Downtown News, Gotham, Manhattan, plus metro area - Newsday, Star Ledger, CT Post.

Online to include CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Yahoo, etc.

“A new Statue of Liberty museum opened in New York Harbor, but you don’t have to take a ferry to see Lady Liberty.” — USA Today

"Books We Love: The Statue of Liberty: The Monumental Dream (Rizzoli Electa), by Robert Belot with a preface by Diane von Furstenberg, celebrates Lady Liberty with gorgeous photos and a telling of her story, just in time for the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum.”
— Parade Magazine

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