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Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City
By John Andrew Gallery (editor)
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Publisher Foundation for Architecture
Publication date December 30, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780962290817
ISBN-10 0962290815
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Original list price $18.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This first official guide to Philadelphia architecture will prove indispensable to visitors, residents, and professionals. The core of the guide is a catalog of 250 buildings representing a broad range of building types and architectural styles. The building entries are divided into three chronological sections: 1682-1820; 1821-1900; 1900-1983. Each entry gives the name, date, location, and architect as well as information about the client, events related to the building, its use and major architectural features. The descriptions show how the buildings fit into the social and economic history of the city as well as how they relate to the evolution of architectural styles. One hundred and forty buildings are illustrated with photographs.

Each chronological section is introduced by an essay which describes the physical, social, and economic growth of the city, thereby placing the buildings in a broader context. These essays are illustrated by maps and decorative arts representative of the period. There is an illustrated glossary of architectural terms and biographies of the most important Philadelphia architects.

The guide also contains nine walking and driving tours with four-color maps of areas with significant concentrations of important buildings, and cross-referenced to the building entries. Places of interest in the city and region such as the Italian Market, Longwood Gardens, and The Philadelphia Zoo are highlighted. A reference section (places to get information about architecture, tours and the like) and an index conclude this handy, informative book.

Philadelphia Architecture is copublished with The Foundation for Architecture, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute for Architects.

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4th edition from Paul Dry Books Inc (April 5, 2016)
9781589881105 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.50 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $28.00
About: 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.
3 edition from Paul Dry Books Inc (July 1, 2009)
9781589880474 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.50 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: "The architectural heritage of over 300 years is visible on every street in every section of the city: Philadelphia is quite literally a museum of American architecture.
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2 edition from Foundation for Architecture (December 30, 1994)
9780962290817 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: This first official guide to Philadelphia architecture will prove indispensable to visitors, residents, and professionals.

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