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Philadelphia: A Photographic Tour (Photographic Tour)

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Philadelphia, Quaker William Penn's "City of Brotherly Love" and the home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is known the world over as the birthplace of the United States.

Benjamin Franklinfamed diplomat, eccentric inventor, and publisherwas Philadelphia's postmaster as well as the founder of the renowned University of Pennsylvania. He was just one of the distinguished citizens who helped make the city the "Athens of America," which is the home of the Curtis Instituteone of America's premier music collegesas well as such internationally celebrated cultural attractions as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Franklin Institute science museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The city also has many architectural landmarks including the massive Second Empire-style City Hall, which at the time of its completion in 1894 was the grandest and most expensive public building ever built.

Immigrants from Italy, Poland, and Russia have left and indelible stamp upon this once patrician city. Kensington was immortalized as Rocky's working-class neighborhood in the Rocky movies. South Philadelphia with its famed Italian market is also the home of the nation's best, yet least pretentious, Italian restaurants. Another humble culinary tradition is the city's delicious street food like "Philly cheesesteak" hoagies, hot pretzels, chestnuts, and tomato bread.

The inspired collaboration between esteemed photographer Carol M. Highsmith and writer Ted Landphair has produced and exceptional book of striking photos and insights that does justice to the city of Philadelphia and its people. Philadelphia: A Photographic Tour is a superb memento foranyone who has visited this great city, and a welcome gift for anyone longing to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517186152
Subtitle:
A Photographic Tour
Author:
Highsmith, Carol M.
Author:
Highsmith, Carol
Author:
Landphair, Ted
Publisher:
Crescent
Location:
New York :
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - Pennsylvania
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Sale Adult - Photography
Subject:
Travel - U.S./Mid-Atlantic
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.) Pictorial works.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Mid-Atlantic
Edition Description:
Random House
Series:
Photographic Tour (Random House)
Series Volume:
A405
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12.30x9.37x.59 in. 1.93 lbs.

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