Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French. Harold Holzer.

Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.

First Edition. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". 367pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers and edges of dust jacket. Black cloth over boards with spine backed in silver. Pages bright, clean, and unmarked. Black and white photographs throughout. Binding is sound. A tight, clean, First Edition copy.


One of America's most prolific sculptors of public monuments, Daniel Chester French created more than a hundred public works, including The Minute Man, Harvard University's John Harvard, Columbia University's Alma Mater, and most famously, the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial.

Monument Man is the first definitive boigraphy to be published about Daniel Chester French, giving readers a captivating and extensively researched view into his world. Eminent historian Harold holzer, winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, brings French's story to life, vividly illustrating his personal and artistic development within the dynamic cultural milieu at the turn of the twentieth century, from the vibrant creative community of Concord to the bucolic gardens of Chesterwood, French's country estate and studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. (publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #6148
ISBN: 9781616897536

Price: $20.00