|Blurbarian Since||July 2006|
|My Web Site||www.leelawrie.com www.bisonwerks.com|
|My Occupation||Legal Researcher|
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, moved to Austin, Texas in 1991, two days after graduating college and 20 years after graduating high school. Earned my master's in legal studies and legal administration in 1999 at age 46.
Discovered Lawrie after leaving Nebraska and gaining some perspective on where I was from and what I wanted to do. Spent the better part of a decade traveling, researching and writing the book, while working full time in public service.
Am lucky in love, happily married and wealthy in friendships. Love music, politics, and finally, in my mid-fifties, have discovered fitness. Getting back to the physique I had up until I finished the blue collar chapter of my life and started the sedentary white collar one.
Happy almost all the time.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|Currenltly working on my new book "Stalking Lawrie: America's Machine Age Michelangelo," which documents more of Lawrie's work nationwide, and internationally. This book will supplement Prairie Deco with more biographical info on Lawrie, and more photos from my travels.|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
Contemporary writer: Mark Morford of SF Gate. Writes the most astute political analysis in press today.|
Artists: Rene Chambellan, sometimes colaborator of Lee Lawrie, Hildreth Meieire, mosaicist at the Nebraska State Capitol, and designed the murals on the south side of Radio City Music Hall.
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
Lawrie's Prairie Deco is about more than just Art Deco. It tells the story of how a building that should have been built in Manhattan was built in a little town on the prairie. Moreover, the book weaves together a series of connections that tell us how we got the democracy we now have in America, and why it can't be created overnight. |
Moreover, the book reveals a host of lost inscriptions and designs that were abandoned over time and what all of these images represent.