The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece - Boston, MA
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N 42° 21.452 W 071° 03.811
19T E 330060 N 4691535
Quick Description: The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece describes the history of this famous sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 6:18:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMFPX1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece by Gregory C. Schwartz, Ludwig Lauerhass, and Brigid Sullivan Schwarz was published by Eastern National in 1997 (ISBN-10: 1888213124) and later revised in 2002 (ISBN-13: 978-1888213126).

This magnificent high relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens shows Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 16 members the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Colonel Shaw sits on a horse and rides before a three deep rank and file of marching soldiers holding rifles over their shoulders. A drummer boy leads the group. Colonel Shaw is wearing his union uniform and holds a sword in his right hand. An allegorical female figure is shown above. She is holding a laurel or olive branch, and poppies. Next to her is the Latin phrase OMNIA RELINQVIT SEVARE REMPVBLICAM (He gives up everything to serve the republic).

Review of this book on Google Books:

"This revised and redesigned version of "The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece" contains the definitive history of the Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). Saint-Gaudens is considered one of America's greatest sculptors: the Shaw Memorial is his great impression of the Massachusetts 54th regiment and the African-American contribution to the war. The book includes essays covering the first African-American regiment raised in the North during the Civil War, the history and development of the monument, the monument's place in American history, and the conservation and preservation of the monument. The book includes over 75 photographs and illustrations and contains a new eight-page color insert viewing many of the study heads and details of the monument."

ISBN Number: 10:1888213124

Author(s): Gregory C. Schwartz, Ludwig Lauerhass, and Brigid Sullivan Schwarz

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