Hall, James

Full Name: 
Hall, James
Date Born: 
1918
Place Born: 
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Home Country: 
UK
Gender: 
male
Overview: 

Amateur art historian and author of Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art. Hall worked in various aspect of book publishing between 1946-72. In 1972 he became a the director of book production services company. His most famous book, a Dictionary of Subject and Symbols in Art first appeared in 1974. The book was subsequently translated into many eastern and western languages. In 2005 he published a biography of Michelangelo.

Selected Bibliography: 
Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art. New York: Harper & Row, 1974; A History of Ideas and Images in Italian Art. New York: Harper & Row, 1983, revised, Ehresmann, Julia M. The Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. 2nd ed. London: Murray, 1980; Michelangelo: Slave to the Flesh and Bone. London: Chatto & Windus, 2005
Sources: 
jacket cover biography