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General Information

Name:  Neil Harris  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


-- neil harris on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is professor emeritus at the Univestity of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works

    Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum, University of Chicago, 1981The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age, University of Chicago, 2008The Artist in American Society:.., University of Chicago, 1982Cultural Excursions: Marketing Appetites and Cultural Taste..., University of Chicago, 1990Building Lives: Construction Rites and Passages, Yale University, 1999Chicago's Dream, A World's Treasure, Art Institute of Chicago, 1993Planes, Trains and Automobiles:..., University of Chicago, 1995The Land of Contrasts: 1880-1901, George Braziller, 1970Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury, Acanthus Press, 2004The First Hundred Years: The Denver Art Museum, Museum, 1996

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Chicagoan :
ISBN: 0226317617. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 2008.

"While browsing the stacks of the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago some years ago, noted historian Neil Harris made a surprising discovery: a group of nine plainly bound volumes whose unassuming spines bore the name The Chicagoan." "Here Harris brings this lost magazine of the Jazz Age back to life. Harris's substantial introductory essay here sets the stage, exploring the ambitions, tastes, and prejudices of Chicagoans during the 1920s and 30s. The author then lets the Chicagoan speak for itself in lavish full-color segments that reproduce its many elements: from covers, cartoons, and editorials to reviews, features - and even one issue reprinted in its entirety." "Recalling a vivid moment in the life of the Windy City, the Chicagoan is a forgotten treasure, offered here for a whole new age to enjoy."--Jacket.

The artist in American society :
ISBN: 0226317544. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 1982.

Cultural excursions :
ISBN: 0226317587. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 1990.

Building lives :
ISBN: 0300070454. OCLC Number:

Yale University Press,. New Haven :. ©1999.

Conception and birth, growth and maturity, aging and death - these are important moments in the human life story. They are also stages in the existence of a building, says the author of this unconventional history of the rituals and practices that surround built structures in America. Drawing on sources as varied as Masonic manuals, promotional brochures, janitorial contracts, tourist guidebooks, and religious texts, the cultural historian Neil Harris explores the rites of building passage over the past one hundred and fifty years. In this generously illustrated volume, he offers new insights into the social and cultural roles of buildings.

Planes, trains, and automobiles :
ISBN: 0943056233. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Library,. Chicago :. 1995.

The land of contrasts: 1880-1901.
ISBN: 0807605506. OCLC Number:

G. Braziller. New York,. [1970]

ISBN 0807605506 LCCN 71104962.

Chicago apartments :
ISBN: 0926494252. OCLC Number:

Acanthus Press,. New York :. 2004.

Chicago is the quintissential apartment dweller's city. This book presents a unique history of the nearly 100 elevator structures whose amenities, unusual interior spaces, architectural features, and distinctive innovations define the history of Chicago apartment design.

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