- Author Bio
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.
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