Frank Furness: The Complete Works

Overview

Frank Furness is unquestionably the most unique and prolific American architect of the 19th century. An apprentice in the atelier of Richard Morris Hunt, Furness in turn became a mentor for Louis Sullivan, who brought Furness's distinctive style to the Midwest. Furness permeated Philadelphia architecture, ultimately shaping the present "Philadelphia School" centered around Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi.

Frank Furness: The Complete Works is the only exhaustive monograph on ...

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Overview

Frank Furness is unquestionably the most unique and prolific American architect of the 19th century. An apprentice in the atelier of Richard Morris Hunt, Furness in turn became a mentor for Louis Sullivan, who brought Furness's distinctive style to the Midwest. Furness permeated Philadelphia architecture, ultimately shaping the present "Philadelphia School" centered around Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi.

Frank Furness: The Complete Works is the only exhaustive monograph on Furness's work. More than 640 projects are presented through over 600 photographs and drawings.

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The courage and confidence Furness brought to his architecture are palpable in this examplary tribute, especially through Robert Venturi's moving introduction and in four essays by George.E. Thomas....The best work ever done on this vigorous libertarian. Martin Filler, New York Times Book Review

This is a wonderful book because Frank Furness was a wonderful architect. Yet, surprisingly, many people still don't know the work of this American Gothic Revivalist who left his stamp all over Philadelphia. Julian Holder, Architects' Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568980942
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 992,863
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Cohen

JEFFREY A. COHEN is a principal of Chicago Partners, a finance, economics, valuation, and accounting consulting firm that specializes in the application of those disciplines to legal and regulatory matters. Cohen is also Director of the Intellectual Property Practice at Chicago Partners. He has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, government, and the nation's premier law firms for more than sixteen years. Cohen earned his BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Furness and Taste 5
Introduction 7
The Flowering of an American Architecture 13
Frank Furness's Red City - Patronage of Reform 53
Originality, Responsibility, and Authorship 77
Styles and Motives in the Architecture of Frank Furness 91
Furness and the Arc of Fame 121
Color Plates 137
Catalog of Works 145
Addendum to the Second Edition 344A
Hints to Designers 347
A Few Personal Reminiscences 351
Reminiscences of Frank Furness 357
Men and things 361
Family Trees - Frank Furness and Clients 365
Bibliography of Recent Publications 369
Credits 371
Index of Works 373
Index by Location 379
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