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Frank Furness : architecture in the age of the great machines / George E. Thomas ; foreword by Alan Hess.

Author/Creator:
Thomas, George E., author.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
Series:
Haney Foundation series.
Haney Foundation series
Format/Description:
Archive
xi, 281 pages : illustrations (some color); 27 cm.
Subjects:
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912.
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Architecture
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
United States
Local subjects:
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912.
Architecture.
Form/Genre:
History.
Biographies.
Summary:
Frank Furness was born in Philadelphia in 1839. He was educated at private schools in the city, but never attended a college or university. Instead in 1857 he was apprenticed to architect John Fraser. Two years later he entered the New York studio of Richard Morris Hunt where he learned the eclectic medieval form which he would use throughout his career. When Furness returned to Philadelphia in 1866, he received his first commission for a new Unitarian church in the Germantown section of the Philadelphia. The following year, Furness entered into his first architectural partnership, joining established architects John Fraser, his former mentor, and George Hewitt. During the early 1870's this team designed the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.0From 1875 on, Furness moved away from European revival styles, looking instead to the American West and to the American industrial age as inspirations for his dynamic and original buildings. He found an appreciative audience in industrial Philadelphia. By the time of his fiftieth birthday in 1889, Furness had designed more than three hundred buildings in Philadelphia, including a number of major city landmarks. During his career he designed numerous stations for the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads, as well as banks, residences, office buildings, and churches.
Frank Furness was born in Philadelphia in 1839. He was educated at private schools in the city, but never attended a college or university. Instead in 1857 he was apprenticed to architect John Fraser. Two years later he entered the New York studio of Richard Morris Hunt where he learned the eclectic medieval form which he would use throughout his career. When Furness returned to Philadelphia in 1866, he received his first commission for a new Germantown section of the Philadelphia. The following year, Furness entered into his first architectural partnership, joining established architects John Fraser, his former mentor, and George Hewitt. During the early 1870's this team designed the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. From 1875 on, Furness moved away from European revival styles, looking instead to the American West and to the American industrial age as inspirations for his dynamic and original buildings. He found an appreciative audience in industrial Philadelphia. By the time of his fiftieth birthday in 1889, Furness had designed more than three hundred buildings in Philadelphia, including a number of major city landmarks. During his career he designed numerous stations for the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads, as well as banks, residences, office buildings, and churches.
Contents:
A Revolutionary Generation
"Buildings Out of His Head"
The Philadelphia Client: Industry and the Future
Two Competitions: Boston's Trinity Church and Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Buildings as Machines: The Mature Architect
Epilogue: Sullivan, Price, and Howe.
Foreword. The American Creativity of Frank Furness / Alan Hess
Prologue. A Revolutionary Generation
"Buildings Out of His Head"
The Philadelphia Client: Industry and the Future
Two Competitions: Boston's Trinity Church and Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Buildings as Machines: The Mature Architect
Epilogue. Sullivan, Price, and Howe.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gemmill fund bookplate.
Contributor:
Hess, Alan, 1952- writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9780812249521
0812249526
OCLC:
994287626
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