Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’

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

100 Years Ago Today: Remembering Architect Frank Furness

100 Years Ago Today: Remembering Architect Frank Furness

June 27, 2012  |  Architecture

We commemorate one of America’s great architects, Frank Furness, who passed away 100 years ago today. > more