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by James Iska,Francis Morrone

eBook An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia download ISBN: 0879058900
Author: James Iska,Francis Morrone
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (April 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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James Iska's uncommonly well-crafted photographs enhance the book, but deserve better treatment than the low-contrast reproduction afforded by the publisher.

James Iska's uncommonly well-crafted photographs enhance the book, but deserve better treatment than the low-contrast reproduction afforded by the publisher. All in all, a wonderful architectural guidebook to America's most underrated city. One person found this helpful. I found this book to be a diappointment. I expected a book which would discuss the architecture of the buildings of Philadelphia. Instead the book is about the history of the city and its buildings with scant discussion of the architure. A Better title for this book would be, The Historical Significance of The Buildings of Philadelphia.

Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone walks us through one of the nation's most historic cities. James Iska's uncommonly well-crafted photographs enhance the book, but deserve better treatment than the low-contrast reproduction afforded by the publisher

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. James Iska's uncommonly well-crafted photographs enhance the book, but deserve better treatment than the low-contrast reproduction afforded by the publisher.

Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone returns with a guide to. .An Architectural Guidebook To Philadelphia. The book includes an index by the name of the building and the architectural period. Good pictures and small maps.

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 Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone returns with a guide to one of the nation's most historical cities-Philadelphia.

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by Francis Morrone Book Overview

Celebrated architectural writer Francis Morrone returns with a guide to one of the nation's most historical cities-Philadelphia. A guide to one of the nation's most historic cities, including architectural, artistic, and historical insight on its characterizing landmarks.

His other books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn and An Architectural Guidebook to Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn. James Iska, whose work has been exhibited all over the world and has appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago. Format Paperback 432 pages.

Francis Morrone (born 12 May 1958) is an American architectural historian of mixed Irish and Italian heritage, originally from Chicago, known for his work on the built history of New York City. Morrone's essays on architecture have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, American Arts Quarterly, the New Criterion, Humanities, and the New York Times. He was a columnist for the New York Sun for six and a half years (2002-2008)

Freeman's family discarded his papers and records just days before architectural historian Alan Burnham arrived to request . Morrone, Francis; Iska, James (2001): An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, Gibbs Smith, ISBN 978-1-58685-047-0.

Morrone, Francis; Iska, James (2001): An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, Gibbs Smith, ISBN 978-1-58685-047-0.

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.
Comments: (4)
Landaron
Francis Morrone has written a breezy, insightful, and opinionated guide that's intellectually stimulating and generally well-grounded in its wide-ranging judgments, whether they involve cheesesteak sandwiches, architecture, or the comparative merits of William Penn and Ben Franklin. Morrone appreciates the city's strong architectural culture, but also isn't afraid to tweak the noses of a few local design icons, including those with the initials M/G, LK, and RV. (But alas, he dotes on the usually boring and bloodless Paul Cret.)

I just wish there were more of this book -- more illustrations and more buildings (such as the universally-overlooked Medical Building, one of the slimmest pre-war skyscrapers anywhere.) With significant structures such as Rafael Vinoly's Verizon Center, Robert Stern's Comcast Center, Cesar Pelli's Cira Centre, and Citizen's Bank Park having come on the scene since the book was published eleven years ago, it's time for an expanded second edition.

James Iska's uncommonly well-crafted photographs enhance the book, but deserve better treatment than the low-contrast reproduction afforded by the publisher.

All in all, a wonderful architectural guidebook to America's most underrated city.
Roru
I found this book to be a diappointment. I expected a book which would discuss the architecture of the buildings of Philadelphia. Instead the book is about the history of the city and its buildings with scant discussion of the architure. A Better title for this book would be , The Historical Significance of The Buildings of Philadelphia. For a guide book their were surprisingly few (black and white) photographs. I would suggest , Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide To The City; by The Foundation For Architecture .
Stonewing
How many guidebooks can you read through like a novel? I have several times, and each time is better than the last. This book is informative and entertaining. It's amazing how many new things you can learn about a city you thought you knew. And how can you not love a book where even the index is fun to read?
Modred
I wanted a book that gave me lots of facts, not that gave the authors opinion on hippies and other irelevant things.