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January 5, 2002
Michael J. Lewis Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. 256 pp.; 200 b/w ills. Cloth $45.00 (0393730638)
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Frank Furness was one of America’s premier architects. It will come as something of a shock, then, to learn that with the publication of Michael Lewis’s Frank Furness, we have just three books devoted to the work of this nineteenth-century Philadelphia-based designer: an exhibition catalogue, The Architecture of Frank Furness by James F. O’Gorman in 1973; a catalogue raisonné, Frank Furness: The Complete Works by George E. Thomas, Jeffrey A. Cohen, and Michael J. Lewis...