Frank Furness: The Complete Works

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Princeton Architectural Press, Dec 1, 1996 - Architecture - 385 pages
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Frank Furness was the most unique and prolific American architect of the nineteenth century. Apprenticed in the atelier of Richard Morris Hunt and inspired by the values of his father's friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Furness derived architectural form from the representation of purpose and turned architecture away from history toward the forces of the present. This encyclopedic book is the first complete monograph of Furness's work. More than 670 projects are presented through 700 photographs and drawings. Critical essays by George Thomas link Furness to Emersonian naturalism and to the political reform movement in Philadelphia that supported his independent stylistic direction; Jeffrey Cohen explores the personal style and motives of the architect; and Michael Lewis assesses local and national criticism of Furness and the changing perception of style-based history. An introduction by Robert Venturi offers a personal appreciation of the work of this remarkable architect.
  

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pg. 298 "Charles Chauncey house -- Elm Station--demolished"

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Furness and Taste
5
Introduction
7
The Flowering of an American Architecture
13
Frank Furness s Red CityPatronage of Reform
53
Originality Responsibility and Authorship
77
Styles and Motives in the Architecture of Frank Furness
91
Furness and the Arc of Fame
121
Color Plates
137
A Few Personal Reminiscences
351
Reminiscences of Frank Furness
357
Men and Things
361
Family TreesFrank Furness and Clients
365
Bibliography of Recent Publications
369
Credits
371
Index of Works
373
Index by Location Robert Venturi
379

Catalog of Works
145
344A Addendum to the Second Edition 347 Hints to Designers
347

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Thomas is Lecturer of Historical Preservation and Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey A. Cohen MD is Director of the Experimental TherapeuJeffrey A. Cohen MD is Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Tretics Program at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, Department of Neurology, Neurological Iatment and Research, Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. nstitute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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