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Neil Harris on Paris 1925: French Illustrated Books Go to the Deco Fair

  • 23 Apr 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, 4/23/2022 11:00a.m. CT via Zoom with live Q&A following. Presentation is free, and advance registration is required via website.


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Join the Chicago Art Deco Society for a presentation by Neil Harris as part of the upcoming celebration of World Art Deco Day.

Books were everywhere at the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris. Until now, little has been written about their actual exhibition. This highly illustrated presentation will explore the variety of the work displayed, and suggest some strategies employed by the publishers.

Dr. Harris is the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Art History Emeritus at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous publications including Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury; and The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age.

Zoom Program – Program will be a free Zoom event followed by live Q&A with Professor Harris. Program begins on April 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM Central Daylight Savings Time in the USA.

Link To Recording of Zoom Program – A link to a recording of the event will be available only to people who have 1) preregistered and 2) request that the link be sent to them. Link will be active for two weeks only and will expire at midnight Saturday, May 7, 2022 CDT in the USA. Requests should be sent to

Questions Submitted After April 23rd – For registrants who are unable to attend the presentation on April 23rd, Professor Harris has agreed to respond to questions submitted by Midnight on Monday, April 25, 2022 CDT in the USA. Questions should be sent to Similar questions will be consolidated.

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