Philadelphia: A Photographic Celebration

Philadelphia: A Photographic Celebration

by Running Press
     
 

From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the Mummers Parade and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has always been a mixture of colonial charm and diverse ethnic neighborhoods. Philadelphia: A Photographic Celebration collects more than one hundred stunning photographs of a city that has witnessed most of America's political and cultural evolution.

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From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the Mummers Parade and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has always been a mixture of colonial charm and diverse ethnic neighborhoods. Philadelphia: A Photographic Celebration collects more than one hundred stunning photographs of a city that has witnessed most of America's political and cultural evolution.

Few places can equal Philadelphia's national significance as home of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the first federal capital. But Philadelphia offers more than just history. Art and culture enthusiasts travel from around the world to visit the Museum of Art and the Academy of Music. Architecture buffs are continually dazzled by the magnificent exteriors of City Hall, the Bourse, and the Furness Library.

Even today, the streets of Philadelphia serve as backdrops for some of America's greatest modern moments, such as the Bicentennial celebration of 1976, the World Series of 1993, and the 2000 Republican Convention. With spectacular images of both famous and obscure sights, Philadelphia: A Photographic Celebration is the souvenir for the first-time visitor, the seasoned native, or the armchair tourist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762406838
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 12.31(h) x 0.53(d)

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