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PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO THE CITY. Fourth edition. John Andrew Gallery. Paul Dry Books, Philadelphia, 2016. Published in association with Center for Architecture, Philadelphia. Original edition published 1984 by MIT Press, Cambridge. 244 pp. with 394 ills. (130 col.). 27 x 14 cm. LC 2015-31702 ISBN 9781589881105 In English.
Publisher's description: Philadelphia Architecture, A Guide to the City (Fourth Edition) provides more than three hundred descriptions and photographs, both color and black and white, of the city's architecturally most significant buildings, including 20 buildings completed since the third edition was published in 2009. Spanning more than three hundred years, these great buildings characterize Philadelphia as unique among American cities, comprising, as they do, nearly every style of architecture found in the United States. Divided into four sections, Philadelphia Architecture proceeds chronologically from the founding of the city in 1682 into the early Federal period, through its industrialization in the 19th century, and its growth as a metropolis in the 1900s, concluding with the latest buildings, erected in the 21st century. Each entry provides historical and architectural information pertinent to the structure and relates the building to its setting in the city. This compact guide also includes short biographies of the city's renowned architects; a building chart, which catalogs the building types and dates of construction; and maps of ten walking and driving tours, which highlight important buildings and sites in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Indexing: Western — United States, Northeast — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170226
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