Furness Week in the Daily

November 13, 2012 |  by  |  Furness Week

 

What Would Frank Think? by Nathaniel Popkin
We have a week of insights and great stories about Philadelphia’s greatest architect Frank Furness during the second annual Frank Furness Week here on the Hidden City Daily

 

The Beginning and End of Frank Furness, by GrojLart
What can these two buildings possibly have in common? Why the hand of Frank Furness, of course. The Shadow kicks off Furness week with the story of Frank book-ends: his first and last surviving commissions

 

With Pen & Paper, Frank Looks East, by Michael Lewis
Furness scholar Michael J. Lewis brings us rarely seen caricature drawings by Furness and the story of his striking relationship with the Japanese painter Kubota Beisen.

 

A Long Life in Limbo, by Aaron Wunsch
University of Pennsylvania professor of historic preservation Aaron Wunsch delves into the history of Furness & Hewitt’s 19th Street Baptist Church in South Philadelphia, explains why the building fell into disrepair, and lays out why restoration presents such a conundrum.

Furness Rising, by Nathaniel Popkin
A century after his death the expressive architecture of Frank Furness is broadening the Philadelphia narrative and expanding our sense of what contemporary architecture can be, says George Thomas, the driving force behind Frank Furness 2012.

Unmitigated Beauty, by Hidden City Staff
Day Four of Furness Week brings us a luscious photo essay featuring one of Furness’s remaining masterpieces, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Plus we took a side trip up to the attic above the skylights–it doesn’t like Grandma’s!

 

Frank Furness Week on the Hidden City Daily sponsored by:

The Athenaeum’s exhibit “Face and Form: The Art and Caricature of Frank Furness,” curated by Michael J. Lewis as part of the Athenaeum’s symposium, “Frank Furness: His City, His World,” opens November 30.


Comments are closed.

Recent Posts
Bell Of The Ball: Philadelphia's Short-Lived <em>Other</em> Football Team

Bell Of The Ball: Philadelphia’s Short-Lived Other Football Team

January 29, 2015  |  Vantage

This Sunday, professional football serves up its biggest feast in its annual Super Bowl spectacle. With the Eagles watching from home again, Matt Szalwinski dusts off some sports history to remember some other local pros who've hit the gridiron, including the 1970s' Philadelphia Bell > more

Subway Complex Beneath City Hall To Be Renovated By 2020

Subway Complex Beneath City Hall To Be Renovated By 2020

January 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

SEPTA announces timeline for revamped stations and concourse, previewing this summer’s Impressionism exhibit at the PMA, preservation woes in Darby, and Girard Square razed > more

Partial Roof Collapse In Center City Injures Three

Partial Roof Collapse In Center City Injures Three

January 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Weather likely to blame in Lululemon roof collapse, TEDxPhilly looking for speakers, Temple will not renew lease to Elmira Jeffries housing complex, and The Franklin Institute after hours > more

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

January 28, 2015  |  News

Cryptoportiwho? Michael Bixler went urban spelunking inside the network of service tunnels that lie beneath Hamilton's Mansion with Woodlands Cemetery executive director Jessica Baumert. Open to the elements after more than a century, the subterranean passageways are currently undergoing major structural restoration > more

Washington Ave’s Antiquated Zoning Stymies Development

Washington Ave’s Antiquated Zoning Stymies Development

January 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Supermarket beats proposed development, Drexel set to demolish UCHS, photography in Mt. Airy, and CDCs might return to days of more tax credits > more

Verizon’s Suburban “Station Domination”

Verizon’s Suburban “Station Domination”

January 26, 2015  |  Morning Blend

SEPTA signs $7 million deal with Verizon, and announces realtime ETA system; bike lanes up 13% over eight years; and good eyes on Sansom > more