Sculptures at Hoover Dam.

  • 18 Pages
  • 3.98 MB
  • English
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation , Washington
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and


Hoover Dam (Ariz. and

LC ClassificationsNB237.H25 A49
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5816024M
LC Control Number60064760

Language This is an out of print booklet produced to explain the sculptures at the Hoover Dam which use precessional cycle of the earth pole and star positions to place the Dam in time and space.

Much of the text of this booklet was written by the artist himself, Oskar J.W. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hansen, Oskar J. F., Sculptures at Hoover Dam. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau. Sculptures at Hoover Dam.

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Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association, and the W. Reviews: The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann and Alan Witschonke | out of 5 stars Not far from Las Vegas, the "Winged Figures of the Republic" are iconic sculptures on the Nevada end of the Hoover Dam.

With wings about 30 feet tall, they may be angels, or demons or far-future humans, still benefiting from the energy output of a structure engineered for the Ages. The figures are sentries at the entrance to Hoover Dam, part angel, part symbol of the strength of man, they are the work of a sculptor named Oskar J.W.

Hansen, a Norwegian immigrant who came to. Oskar J. Hansen ( or [specify] – Aug ) was a Norwegian-born, naturalized American Sculptures at Hoover Dam. book. He is most associated with the design of many of the sculptures on and Sculptures at Hoover Dam.

book the Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is feet high and weighs 6, tons. The water pressure at the base of the dam is 45, pounds per square foot. The sculptures at the dam were created by Oskar J.

Hansen who saw his work as "a monument to collective genius asserting itself in. Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Arizona-Nevada, U.S., seen from above on the upstream (reservoir) side.

A bypass bridge (background) crosses Black Canyon just downstream, and four intake towers (foreground) divert reservoir water to a hydroelectric plant located in the base of the dam.

An excellent example of the Art Deco era, the “Winged Figures of the Republic” was created in the s by Norwegian immigrant, Oskar J.W.

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Hansen, who entered a design contest and won. The statues are often considered one of the major attractions at Hoover Dam besides the dam. The Story of the Hoover Dam. Author:The Editor. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.

Book Binding:N/A. World of Books USA was founded in Book Condition: Rating: % positive. Thus, mankind itself is the subject of the sculptures at Hoover Dam." Hansen's principal work at Hoover Dam is the monument of dedication on the Nevada side of the dam.

Here, rising from a black, polished base, is a foot flagpole flanked by two winged figures, which Hansen calls the Winged Figures of the Republic. Buy hoover dam framed prints from our community of independent artists and iconic brands.

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Informational (nonfiction), 1, words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile L Multilevel Book also available in levels M and Z1. Hoover Dam stands as one of the greatest engineering feats in the United States.The Hoover Dam also became an icon of modernism, that certain mode of design which emerged from Europe in as disparate forms as Gropius's Bauhaus or the Paris Arts Decoratif et Industrials Modernes show; out of these came the International Style and Art Deco.

Although the Hoover Dam's design was not specifically allied with a sub-movement.