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Ballon, Hilary

Works: 30 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 2,442 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Maps  Atlases  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: NA9050.5, 720.94436109031
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Most widely held works by Hilary Ballon
The Paris of Henri IV : architecture and urbanism by Hilary Ballon( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Moses and the modern city : the transformation of New York by Robert Moses( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'We are rebuilding New York, not dispersing and abandoning it': Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save the city from obsolescence, decentralization, and decline. His vast building program aimed to modernize urban infrastructure, expand the public realm with extensive recreational facilities, remove blight, and make the city more livable for the middle class. This book offers a fresh look at the physical transformation of New York during Moses's nearly forty-year reign over city building from 1934 to 1968. It is hard to imagine that anyone will ever have the same impact on New York as did Robert Moses. In his various roles in city and state government, he reshaped the fabric of the city, and his legacy continues to touch the lives of all New Yorkers. Revered for most of his life, he is now one of the most controversial figures in the city's history. Robert Moses and the Modern City is the first major publication devoted to him since Robert Caro's damning 1974 biography, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. In these pages eight short essays by leading scholars of urban history provide a revised perspective; stunning new photographs offer the first visual record of Moses's far-reaching building program as it stands today; and a comprehensive catalog of his works is illustrated with a wealth of archival records: photographs of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes, of parks, pools, and playgrounds, of demolished neighborhoods and replacement housing and urban renewal projects, of bridges and highways; renderings of rejected designs and controversial projects that were defeated; and views of spectacular models that have not been seen since Moses made them for promotional purposes."--Book flap
Louis Le Vau : Mazarin's Collège, Colbert's revenge by Hilary Ballon( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Vaux-le-Vicomte to Versailles, the buildings of Louis Le Vau shaped the image of French court society. None, however, has had as dramatic an effect as Mazarin's Collège (1661-70), the Parisian landmark that now houses the Institut de France. In this first English-language book on Louis XIV's celebrated architect, Hilary Ballon deftly portrays the brilliance and controversy of Le Vau's late career through an exploration of this masterpiece, a hybrid of baroque and classical styles. She tracks the design and construction of the Collège on the basis of splendid drawings, fully illustrated here, integrating into this account previously unknown dimensions of Le Vau's creative personality, his financial entanglements, and his feuds with government leaders. The story of the Collège begins in 1661 with the death of Cardinal Mazarin, who left an extravagant sum of money for a school to be built in his memory. Le Vau responded with an ambitious architectural tribute intended to launch the development of Paris in a new artistic direction. As Ballon shows, many personal factors figured into the final product, including Le Vau's activities as a real estate developer and entrepreneur, and his explosive response to the Italian baroque master Gianlorenzo Bernini, who visited Paris in 1665. The project ended up significantly over budget, and officials charged Le Vau shortly after his death with embezzling funds. The chief minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, led the attack on Le Vau, turning the ethical scandal into an aesthetic crusade to maintain a "classical" look for central Paris
The greatest grid : the master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrating the bicentennial of the 1811 Commissioners' Plan of Manhattan, this volume does more than memorialize such a visionary effort, it serves as an enduring reference full of rare images and information."--Page 4 of cover
New York's Pennsylvania Stations by Hilary Ballon( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pennsylvania Station was one of America's greatest engineering feats and finest works of architecture, but it was more than that. It set a standard of urban civility by transforming a transportation hub into an uplifting public monument and embodied an enduring vision for future civic architecture in New York. This book recounts the heroic story of a public landmark: the masterpiece by McKim, Mead & White that opened in 1910, its tragic demolition in the 1960s, and the dazzling new station by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, due to open in 2005." "Historic photographs trace the construction of the station and reveal new perspectives on its breathtaking design. The never-before-published photographs of Norman McGrath provide a unique record in color of the demolition and the overlapping construction of Madison Square Garden. Stunning computer renderings illuminate the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill design for the new station in the landmark Farley Post Office, while SOM chair Marilyn Jordan Taylor describes the planning of the new station and its impact on the future development of the metropolitan region." "This is the first look at the past, present, and future of an essential part of New York's transportation infrastructure. The story of Pennsylvania Station uncovers how the creation of an urban monument and remarkable development in transportation planning made a century ago and today affect the way millions of people experience New York City."--Jacket
13 most wanted men : Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings expert opinion and first-hand testimony to bear upon the events surrounding the creation and destruction of Andy Warhol's Thirteen Most Wanted Men at the 1964 New York World's Fair. The complex constellation of art, politics and gay life surrounding Warhol's mural and its painting-over comes alive in 13 interviews--with historian Hilary Ballon, critic Douglas Crimp, poet Diane di Prima, 1964 World's Fair head of television Albert Fisher, poet John Giorno, art historian Anthony Grudin, civil rights historian Felicia Kornbluh, former Warhol assistant and poet Gerard Malanga, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, art historian Richard Meyer, former Warhol assistant and photographer Billy Name, Rockefeller biographer Richard Norton Smith and architect and critic Mark Wigley. The interviews are introduced by the show's co-curator Larissa Harris, and accompanied by reproductions of all of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men; photographs of Warhol and the Fair by Factory regulars and photojournalists; and rarely seen archival documents from Warhol's Time Capsules
Art history and its publications in the electronic age by Hilary Ballon( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on a Study Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This report was published by Rice University Press and CLIR in 2006
The Guggenheim : Frank Lloyd Wright and the making of the modern museum by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 50th anniversary, and in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Columbia University : a celebration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbia alumnus Ric Burns produced this documentary program as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of Columbia University in the City of New York. Featuring interviews with Columbia president Lee Bollinger and faculty members (including Edward Said, Jeffrey Sachs, Ann Douglas, Hilary Ballon and others) the program explores the history, campus, faculty, student body and curriculum of Columbia from its founding in 1754 until the present. Particular emphasis is given to the connections between the university and New York City
Frank Lloyd Wright's towers by Hilary Ballon( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and urbanism in Henri IV's Paris : the Place Royale, Place Dauphine, and Hôpital St. Louis by Hilary Ballon( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation concerns the extensive building program which Henri IV undertook in Paris from 1600 to 1610. Focusing on the place Royale (now called the place des Vosges), the place Dauphine, rue Dauphine, and Pont Neuf, and the hôpital St. Louis, this study holds that Henri IV's urbanism was guided by an emerging view of the city as a unified entity. Drawing from newly uncovered notarial documents, the dissertation examines the form and the function of the monuments and argues that each building was embedded in its physical context, engaged in the life of the city, and informed by an underlying urban vision . First, the buildings were not autonomous geometric forms dropped into open spaces; they were conceived as parts of a larger urban composition, structured by axes which linked the monuments to major roads without however diminishing the quality of spatial enclosure which the designs also promoted. Second, the squares and the hospital were each charged with a program anchored in the commercial, social, and sanitary life of the city. The place Royale and place Dauphine were planned as residential and commercial squares to stimulate trade and manufacturing while the hôpital St. Louis was intended to minimize the convulsive effect of the plague on the city. Finally, the dissertation argues that the royal building program was not merely a sequence of unrelated improvements and isolated adornments, but rather a series of coordinated efforts to impose a unifying order on the city. The monuments were assigned functions which addressed the city as a whole . They were physically linked to more distant parts of the city, and they were composed to create grand urban vistas. The urban fabric was no long e r conceived as an accumulation of fragments contained within the walls; it was understood as a cohesive network with its own internal order
Mr. Frick's palace by Hilary Ballon( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Chatenet, Monique: Le château de Madrid au Bois de Boulogne : sa place dans les rapports franco-italiens autour de 1530. - Paris : Picard, 1987 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Olson, Todd: Poussin and France : paintings, humanism, and the politics of style. - New Haven : Yale Univ. Press, 2002 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Guidoni, Enrico: La ville européenne : formation et signification du quatrième au onzième siècle. - Liège, 1981 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Boudon, Françoise; Blécon, Jean: Philibert Delorme et le château royal de Saint-Léger-en-Yvelines. - Paris, 1985 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' architettura nell'Europa del Seicento by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Dennis, Michael: Court and garden : from the French Hôtel to the city of modern architecture. - Cambridge, 1986 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Braunfels, Wolfgang: Urban design in Western Europe : regime and architecture, 900-1900. - Chicago, London : University of Chicago Press, 1988 by Hilary Ballon( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Paris of Henri IV : architecture and urbanism
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Hilary Ballon

Robert Moses and the modern city : the transformation of New YorkLouis Le Vau : Mazarin's Collège, Colbert's revengeNew York's Pennsylvania StationsThe Guggenheim : Frank Lloyd Wright and the making of the modern museumFrank Lloyd Wright's towers