Saturday, January 27, 2007

Columbus Monument: OMOM Essay 35

In "About the Sculpture" I discuss how the many subsidiary elements of the Monument combine with the figure of Columbus to convey one distinct message about him. In Forgotten Delights: The Producers I had rather more fun with this section, proposing changes to the subsidiary details that completely changed the Monument's message. Alas, that was another section cut from Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan to keep it to a manageable length. (See the 1/2/07 blog entry on Cooper, OMOM Essay 10.)

"About the Subject" focuses on the combination of thoughts and actions that made Columbus unique.

The Forgotten Delights calendar shows a profile view of the Genius on the Monument's base.

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