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Drawing on his two most recent books, First Modern: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Frank Furness: Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines, Dr. Thomas will explore the culture and experiences that led Frank Furness to take steps in Philadelphia that turned architecture away from tradition toward the great experiment that it remains today. The influence of Furness is reflected in the work of Louis Sullivan who conveyed the Furness values and ideas to Frank Lloyd Wright and to one of Furness's great pupils, George Howe, whose PSFS skyscraper transformed design in the 1930s. The discussion will illuminate your understanding of the evolution of the city as a pioneer in architectural innovation. In addition to his responsibilities at Harvard, Dr. Thomas is also a partner in CivicVisions, a cultural and historical research firm based in Philadelphia.

Code:AA51016
Dates:November 2, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location:Creutzburg Center 102
Instructor:George Thomas
$42.00Course Fee

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Notes:This program is part of the Smart Lunch series. Lunch is included. SCHEDULE: 12:30 pm to 1 pm - Lunch; 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Program

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