The Resource Frank Furness : architecture and the violent mind, Michael J. Lewis

Frank Furness : architecture and the violent mind, Michael J. Lewis

Label
Frank Furness : architecture and the violent mind
Title
Frank Furness
Title remainder
architecture and the violent mind
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (1839-1912) produced the most aggressive and eye-catching buildings ever seen in the United States, merging French classicism, English medievalism, and New England transcendentalism. His energy, confidence, brashness, vulgarity, and full-throated love of life vibrate in his architecture."
  • "This first biography of the flamboyant personality whom Louis Sullivan dubbed "the dog man" shows Furness a man of his age, immersed in its most powerful currents and forces. It details his abolitionist upbringing in staid Philadelphia, the transformative experience of the Civil War (in which he served as a cavalry officer and earned a Congressional Medal of Honor), and its translation into swaggering architecture that met the needs for vivid commercial imagery in the Gilded Age. It recounts how Furness's rip-roaring professional style brought him success when he served a generation of veterans but helped make him a pariah in the transformed culture of America at the turn of the twentieth century."
  • "Michael J. Lewis's lively narrative draws on military records, unpublished family papers, interviews with family members, and contemporary documents, enriched by over 200 illustrations, including archival views of demolished masterpieces and contemporary photographs of Furness buildings that still stand today. Among these are the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the library of the University of Pennsylvania, churches, banks, a railroad station, and numerous row houses and mansions."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Michael J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.F84
LC item number
L49 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Furness, Frank
  • Furness, Frank <1839-1912>
  • Furness, Frank
  • Furness, Frank
  • Furness, Frank
  • Furness, Frank
  • Furness, Frank
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Architektur
  • Bildband
  • architecte
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architekt
  • Architektur
  • United States
Label
Frank Furness : architecture and the violent mind, Michael J. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abolition & architecture -- Frank Furness's war -- Late to the feast -- Fortune favors the bold -- The dog man -- Brave dreams -- Talkers are no great doers -- The white city & the red station -- To purchase oblivion -- The bravest of the brave
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780393730630
Lccn
00052694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45284686
  • (OCoLC)ocm45284686
Label
Frank Furness : architecture and the violent mind, Michael J. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abolition & architecture -- Frank Furness's war -- Late to the feast -- Fortune favors the bold -- The dog man -- Brave dreams -- Talkers are no great doers -- The white city & the red station -- To purchase oblivion -- The bravest of the brave
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780393730630
Lccn
00052694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45284686
  • (OCoLC)ocm45284686

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