The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore.
"I had seen the photographs and the drawings of this great work. And yet, until about ten minutes ago I had no conception of its magnitude, its permanent beauty and its importance." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, upon first viewing Mount Rushmore, August 30, 1936
Now in paperback, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smitha man born and raised within sight of Rushmorerecounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.
Foreword 13 1. Doane Robinson's Dream 17 2. "American History Shall March along That Skyline!" 30 3. Gutzon Borglum--"I Do Everything" 46 4. Stone Mountain Shootout 60 5. Search for a Carvable Cliff 77 6. The Chosen Stone 98 7. "The Statue of Washington Will Be Completed Within a Twelvemonth!" 104 8. Where Often is Heard a Discouraging Word 113 9. From Dream to Contract 124
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: ABBEVILLE PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.55
Weight (kg): 0.61