An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia

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Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone walks us through one of the nation's most historic cities. In additin to architectural, artistic, and historical insight on its characterizing landmarks, this guide involves the reader in a quest to realize the city's mysterious legacy—the dichotomous character indicative of its two most famous sons, William Penna nd Benjamin Franklin.

Whether you embrace the city's heart through Penn or its mind through Franklin, within these ...

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Overview

Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone walks us through one of the nation's most historic cities. In additin to architectural, artistic, and historical insight on its characterizing landmarks, this guide involves the reader in a quest to realize the city's mysterious legacy—the dichotomous character indicative of its two most famous sons, William Penna nd Benjamin Franklin.

Whether you embrace the city's heart through Penn or its mind through Franklin, within these pages you will find an enthralling tour. This guide's all-in-one approach is indispensable for architecure, art, and history enthusiasts. It includes these popular sites and more:

Independence Hall

Germantown

Washington Square

Rittenhouse Square

The Nuseum of Art

Chestnut Hill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879058906
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Morrone has authored other books on Architecture, such as The Architectural Guidebook to New York City, and An Architcural Guidebook to Philadelphia. He lhas lived for tweny-some years in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

James Iska, wose work has been exhibited all over the world and has apeared in the Washington Post, Financial Times, Chicago Sun-TImes, and Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Widener Building

This is a luscius and beautifully restored office building, designed by the man who designed everything Widener. There are exuberant Corinthian pliasters and superb vaulted entries on both the south (Chestnut STreet) and north (Penn Square) ends of the building, their coffers picked out with glazed terra-cotta, and an exciting vaulted and galleried lobby.

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Table of Contents

Chapter

1 Around City Hall

2 Washington Square

3 Independence

4 Society Hill

5 Old City

6 Market East/Convention

7 South

8 Rittenhouse Square

9 Market West

10 University City

11 Parkway

12 North by Northwest

13 Germantown

14 Chestnut Hill

Bibliography

Index for Specialists

Index

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