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Harris, Neil 1938-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 10,130 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography  Designs and plans  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: N6507, 709.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Harris
The artist in American society; the formative years, 1790-1860 by Neil Harris( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humbug : the art of P.T. Barnum by Neil Harris( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Alastair Duncan( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural excursions : marketing appetites and cultural tastes in modern America by Neil Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of contrasts: 1880-1901 by Neil Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seurat and the making of La Grande Jatte by Robert L Herbert( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte" provides an in-depth exploration of one of the world's most renowned paintings, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884 by Georges Seurat. The catalogue accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of La Grande Jatte and its many related drawings and oil paintings. Seurat scholar Robert L. Herbert makes new revelations about the painting's relationship to its preparatory studies, stressing Seurat's empirical craftsmanship. He compares La Grande Jatte to works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Signac, also in the exhibition, and analyzes the ways that twentieth-century critics, including Meyer Schapiro, T.J. Clark, and Linda Nochlin, have viewed the picture. Herbert proposes that the enduring fascination of the famous canvas comes from Seurat's mixture of fashion and irony." "Also giving new perspectives in this book, the noted cultural historian Neil Harris charts how and why La Grande Jatte attained its revered status at the Art Institute of Chicago and throughout the United States. Additionally, the exhibition's cocurators examine the painting's place in the museum's collection. Essays by Art Institute conservators show how Seurat transferred and altered figures from studies to final canvas and elucidate the exact nature of his pigments and brushwork. Color scientist Roy S. Berns traces the efforts to digitally recapture the original hues of Seurat's time-altered masterpiece."--Jacket
Building lives : constructing rites and passages by Neil Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Chicagoan : a lost magazine of the jazz age by Neil Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, design, and the modern corporation : the collection of Container Corporation of America, a gift to the National Museum of American Art by National Museum of American Art (U.S.)( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Rimmer, a Yankee Michelangelo by William Rimmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital culture : J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience by Neil Harris( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American art museums flourished in the late twentieth century, and the impresario leading much of this growth was J. Carter Brown, director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, from 1969 to 1992. Along with S. Dillon Ripley, who served as Smithsonian secretary for much of this time, Brown reinvented the museum experience in ways that had important consequences for the cultural life of Washington and its visitors as well as for American museums in general. In Capital Culture, distinguished historian Neil Harris provides a wide-ranging look at Brown's achievement and the growth of museum culture during this crucial period. Harris combines his in-depth knowledge of American history and culture with extensive archival research, and he has interviewed dozens of key players to reveal how Brown's showmanship transformed the National Gallery. At the time of the Cold War, Washington itself was growing into a global destination, with Brown as its devoted booster. Harris describes Brown's major role in the birth of blockbuster exhibitions, such as the King Tut show of the late 1970s and the National Gallery's immensely successful Treasure Houses of Britain, which helped inspire similarly popular exhibitions around the country. He recounts Brown's role in creating the award-winning East Building by architect I.M. Pei and the subsequent renovation of the West building. Harris also explores the politics of exhibition planning, describing Brown's courtship of corporate leaders, politicians, and international dignitaries."--Publisher's description
Collectors, collections, and scholarly culture by Anthony Grafton( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand illusions : Chicago's World's Fair of 1893( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the role of the city in American life by Arthur Mann( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the United States by Neil Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago apartments : a century of lakefront luxury by Neil Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En guerre : French illustrators and World War I by Neil Harris( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores World War I through French graphics from books, magazines, and prints of the period, presenting a wide range of perspectives
Chicago's dream, a world's treasure : the Art Institute of Chicago, 1893-1993 by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history: source readings, 1600 to the present by Neil Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first hundred years : the Denver Art Museum by Neil Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cultural excursions : marketing appetites and cultural tastes in modern America
Alternative Names
Neil Harris Amerikaans historicus

Нил Харрис

Languages
English (162)

German (3)

Covers
Humbug : the art of P.T. BarnumMasterworks of Louis Comfort TiffanyCultural excursions : marketing appetites and cultural tastes in modern AmericaSeurat and the making of La Grande JatteBuilding lives : constructing rites and passagesThe Chicagoan : a lost magazine of the jazz ageChicago apartments : a century of lakefront luxury