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Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City
     

Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City

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by Thomas H. Keels
 

How does a landmark become, after just a few generations, a landfill?  In Forgotten Philadelphia, Thomas Keels takes the reader through a lavishly illustrated journey through three centuries of Philadelphia's architecture: what was built, how the public perceived the value of certain buildings, and why those buildings were eventually

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How does a landmark become, after just a few generations, a landfill?  In Forgotten Philadelphia, Thomas Keels takes the reader through a lavishly illustrated journey through three centuries of Philadelphia's architecture: what was built, how the public perceived the value of certain buildings, and why those buildings were eventually demolished.  In writing that celebrates Philadelphia past without ever being sentimental, Keels describes a city that was always reinventing itself, filled with people who always had a very measured view of the worth and beauty of its public architecture.

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Walking tours of Philadelphia architecture are uncommonly rewarding, but the busy streets of the City of Brotherly Love also conceal a hidden history of buildings that did not survive time's ravages. Thomas Keels's Forgotten Philadelphia presents a stunning illustrated survey of those numerous vanished landmark structures. Using photographs, drawings, prints, maps, and architectural plans, he shows what has been lost, but he also places these buildings within historical context. A valuable resource; a lovely keepsake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592135066
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Asian American History and Cultu Ser.
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
884,993
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Thomas H. Keels is a local writer and historian.  He is the author of Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries and co-author of Chestnut Hill.

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Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
 Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!