An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia

An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia

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An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia by Francis Morrone

Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone returns with a guide to one of the nation's most historical cities--Philadelphia. In addition to including architectural, artistic, and historical insight on its characterizing landmarks, the guide embraces the reader in a quest to realize the city's mysterious legacy--the dichotomous character indicative of its two most famous sons, William Penn and Benjamin Franklin. Meander through Washington Square, Chestnut Hill, Rittenhouse Square, Germantown, and even the infamous Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879058906
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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

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