Illinois Authors

The Illinois Center for the Book banner

Neil Harris

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author is professor emeritus at the Univestity of Chicago.



Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

neil harris on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Building lives :
ISBN: 0300070454 OCLC: 39275703

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.

Chicago apartments :
ISBN: 0926494252 OCLC: 55105787

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.

Chicago's dream, a world's treasure :
ISBN: 0865591210 OCLC: 29553330

The Institute, Chicago, IL : ©1993.

Cultural excursions :
ISBN: 0226317587 OCLC: 20491867

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1990.

Humbug :
ISBN: 0316348236 OCLC: 659061

Little, Brown, Boston : ©1973.

Planes, trains, and automobiles :
ISBN: 0943056233 OCLC: 32168380

University of Chicago Library, Chicago : 1995.

The artist in American society :
ISBN: 0226317544 OCLC: 7975383

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1982.

The Chicagoan :
ISBN: 0226317617 OCLC: 190620322

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 first hundred years :
ISBN: 0914738445 OCLC: 36949438

The Museum, Denver, Colo. : ©1996.

  The land of contrasts: 1880-1901.
ISBN: 0807605492 OCLC: 88571

G. Braziller New York, [1970]

ISBN 0807605506 LCCN 71104962.