WorldCat Identities

Hall, Lee

Overview
Works: 15 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 2,647 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ND237.D334, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lee Hall
Elaine and Bill, portrait of a marriage : the lives of Willem and Elaine de Kooning by Lee Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the stormy marriage of two of the central figures of 20th century American art
Olmsted's America : an "unpractical" man and his vision of civilization by Lee Hall( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But Olmsted was a restless individual who pursued a number of careers, among them "scientific" farmer, journalist, and commissioner of the Union's Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. He was author of several books, director of the Mariposa gold mines in California, instrumental in the preservation of Yosemite and Niagara Falls - and, by extension, the founding of the National Park Service - and designer of Riverside, Illinois, the first planned suburb. Perhaps his most significant legacy to Western civilization, however, stems from his ideas and plans concerning the importance of integrating everyday life with nature. In Olmsted's America, Lee Hall presents not just a biography per se but an examination of how Olmsted's particular ideas affected the United States during his time and the important significance these concepts hold for today's world, especially as they relate to nature and the environment
Betty Parsons : artist, dealer, collector by Lee Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athena : a biography by Lee Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Author Lee Hall takes the unusual tack of melding the hypothetical "life" of one mythological being-the goddess Athena-into a single, chronological narrative. By drawing upon the richness of ancient history, archaeology, and classical art and literature, she follows the metamorphosis of Athena's identity, tracing through it not only the origins of our concepts of justice and revenge, our attitudes toward wisdom and the useful arts, but the disturbing mistrust of women inherited from the ancient world, as well as the struggle between male and female that attended the very birth of western culture. Hall traces the earliest vestiges of Athena back to the fertility and survival rituals of prehistoric Crete. She then follows this deity associated with the "mother goddess" as she migrates to the mainland. But once here, Hall finds, Athena becomes an "honorary male", complete with helmet, spear, and shield. The goddess once associated with rituals of nurturing and fecundity now relishes the savagery of war, even masterminds the triumph of the Greeks over the Trojans in Homer's Iliad. Athena forsakes her elemental female virtues and identity as she is co-opted by the male-dominated warrior culture of the Mycenaeans. The third distinctive phase of Athena's career is as the special deity of Athens, where she makes herself felt in the great festivals, art, and architecture of her city, but here too she must betray her gender as the price of civilization. In completing the transition to urban life, one of her last acts is to drive underground the Furies, trapping and containing the ancient and angry female energy. Athena is thus a profound and often troubling exploration of the changes in human consciousness-especially with regard to gender and power-that brought humanity from fertility cults to the Age of Heroes to a time that embraced civic order and the search for wisdom and beauty. A fascinating story, it is also a boon to anyone looking for an entertaining and comprehensible narrative that effectively weaves together the Homeric epics, Greek drama, and modern archaeological discoveries
Wallace Herndon Smith : paintings by Lee Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Ajay by Lee Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality-concepts expressed in American abstract painting, 1945-60 by Lee Hall( )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "unpractical man : Frederick Law Olmsted and his vision of America by Lee Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
Audience Level
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.32 for Elaine and ... to 0.81 for Three from ...)

Elaine and Bill, portrait of a marriage : the lives of Willem and Elaine de Kooning
Alternative Names
Lee Hall

Languages
English (35)

Covers
Athena : a biography