Frank Furness' energy, confidence, brashness, vulgarity, and full-throated love of life vibrate in his architecture.Frank Furness' energy, confidence, brashness, vulgarity, and full-throated love of life vibrate in his architecture.Read Less
Fine in Fine jacket. First printing. Quarto. 273 pp; over 200 b/w photographs, measured drawings and floor plans; notes; index. Cloth with dj. Fine in fine dj. A lively and well illustrated account of the life and work of this influential Victorian architect. More than half of his building have been demolished, but family papers, work documents and military records help to establish his prominence.
NF. Red boards with black cloth spine and red lettering. Color-illus. dj with white lettering. 272 pp. with over 200 illustrations. Philadelphia architect Frank Furness produced some of the most aggressive and eye-catching buildings ever seen in the US. His energy, confidence, brashness, vulgarity and love of life vibrate in his architecture. This first biography details his abolotionist upbringing in staid Philadelphia, the transformative experience of the Civil War and its translation into swaggering architecture that met the needs for vivid commercial imagery in the Gilded Age. Includes archival views of demolished masterpieces as well as contemporary photos of buildings still standing today.
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