Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis has won the 2006 David Stanley Gebhard Award given by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
The publication of Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis commemorates the centennial of Ellis's death. This long-awaited book clarifies his biography and reveals the magnitude of his innate artistic gifts his role in the American Arts and Crafts movement and for the first time the full extent and cultural context of his achievements and prominence as an architectural designer perspectivist and painter. It also challenges certain widely circulated misconceptions about him. What has emerged from this appraisal is that Harvey Ellis merits a place in mainstream American art and architectural history.Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis has won the 2006 David Stanley Gebhard Award given by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Eileen Manning Michels is one of Minnesota's eminent architectural historians. Her other publications and conference papers have examined various aspects of American architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 1978 she established the Department of Art History at the University of St. Thomas from which she retired in 1992 as professor emerita. Long active in the national Society of Architectural Historians she was one of the cofounders in 1973 of its Minnesota Chapter. She completed Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis with the assistance of the Vincent Scully Jr. Research Grant awarded in 1994 by the Architectural History Foundation.