Posts Tagged ‘Architectural history’

Arata Isozaki, Installation Designer Of First Louis Kahn Retrospective, Receives Pritzker Prize

Arata Isozaki, Installation Designer Of First Louis Kahn Retrospective, Receives Pritzker Prize

May 30, 2019  |  Architecture

Celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins the world's premier lifetime achievement award in the building arts. In Philadelphia, he is known for his creative installation design of the first retrospective devoted to Louis Kahn. Lance Knickerbocker has the story > more

For The Love Of Carpenter Lane

For The Love Of Carpenter Lane

December 28, 2017  |  Architecture

Tony Aiello takes a stroll down Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy where an historical timeline can be traced in architecture > more

New Book Claims PAFA As Catalyst For Modern Design

New Book Claims PAFA As Catalyst For Modern Design

November 21, 2017  |  Architecture

In his new book, "First Modern," historian George E. Thomas asserts that Frank Furness opened the door to Modernism in 1876 with his design of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Joe Brin walks us through the architectural brilliance of the nation's first art school with this review > more

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

August 22, 2017  |  Architecture

One of the city's most important assets is our sprawling system of neighborhood libraries. These indispensable, community hubs, 52 in all, are beginning to receive desperately needed TLC after years of financial and structural neglect. Contributor Grace Diliberto gives us the details on two citywide initiatives to revive and reboot libraries for contemporary uses, followed by an extensive survey of some of the city's most architecturally distinct book lenders > more

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

May 15, 2017  |  Architecture

Gone, but not forgotten. The Shadow channels the ghost of the Henry J. Morton Guild House, a beautiful Victorian hall designed by famed Philadelphia architects Wilson Brothers & Company > more