Philadelphia is a city of Colonial and ghostly architecture with narrow historic streets that open up onto vistas of bold, towering skyscrapers. It is a city of Greek Revival banks, Italian Renaissance, and Second Empire buildings, a city of Beaux-Arts hotels, Byzantine and Gothic churches, and International-style high-rises. A hybrid of gritty Chicago and pristine Boston, Philadelphia stands alone, an aristocrat in bib overalls, as a livable, intimate city of neighborhoods and luxurious townhouses, of hidden treasures and spectacular surprises. Philadelphia Architecture, a walk through Philadelphia streets past and present, highlights the richness and diversity of the city's architectural history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bensdad00 - LibraryThing
Gorgeous photos, many of which I haven't seen collected before, but the atrocious editing makes one doubt every single caption, making all of the time spent reading them essentially wasted. Read full review
One of the best books on Philly architecture to hit the market. Photos are very cool. I liked the captions and the author's insights, as both his father and grandfather were Philly area architects. A bit expensive but worth it.
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