Beacon to the World: A History of Lincoln Center (Hardcover)

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A comprehensive history of the creation and growth of Lincoln Center, exploring the interconnections between politicians, financiers, and performing artists

In this comprehensive history of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, longtime Juilliard president Joseph Polisi guides us through the complex convergence of the worlds of politics, finance, and the performing arts throughout the years of the Center’s history, including the roles played by Robert Moses, John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Leonard Bernstein, William Schuman, Elia Kazan, Joseph Papp, Alice Tully, Beverly Sills, and many others. Polisi’s book explores the social and political environment during the Center’s history, reflecting the growth and evolution of the performing arts in America, from its post–World War II roots to the present day of global interaction. The history of the birth and growth of this unique institution is a story of determination, economic acumen, political machinations, artistic innovations, and above all the strong belief that the arts are at the center of the fabric of American society and that they should be supported and embraced by all citizens.

About the Author


Joseph W. Polisi is the President Emeritus (1984–2018) and Chief China Officer of The Juilliard School. He is the author of The Artist as Citizen and American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman. He lives in Rye, NY.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780300249965
ISBN-10: 0300249969
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 328
Language: English