Resources

Publications:
George E. Thomas et al Frank Furness: the Complete Works (New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1991, 2nd rev, ed, 1996) With images of hundreds of his projects.

Forthcoming: “The Poetry of the Present: Frank Furness: Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines,” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

“The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry ‘Lancers” Monument,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 135: 4 (October 2011) pp. 543-546.

“’The Happy Employment of Means to Ends:’ Frank Furness’s Library of the University of Pennsylvania and the Industrial Culture of Philadelphia,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (April 2002).

“Frank Furness and the Poetry of the Present,” Introduction to Ted Bosley, University of Pennsylvania Library. London: Phaidon, 1996.

“Social Stratification and Architectural Patronage in Philadelphia, 1840-1920.” In The Divided Metropolis. Howard Gillette and William Cutler, eds. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980: 85-124

George E. Thomas Exhibit Curator:
Building a Modern Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art”: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fall 2012

Frank Furness: Working on the Railroads,” Library Company of Philadelphia, fall 2012 – spring 2013

Frank Furness’ Machine for Learning: The University of Pennsylvania Library,” with James F. O’Gorman, October 6 – 30 December 2012

Bank with Frank: The Commercial Architecture of Frank Furness” Drexel University, fall 2012.

Learning from Frank Furness: Louis Sullivan in 1872,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, 6 October – 30 December 2012.

Frank Furness: The Flowering of an American Architecture,” Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, 1991.

A Victorian Masterpiece Rediscovered: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,” co-curator with Hyman Myers, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Institute of Architects, 1974.

The Restoration of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: A First Look,” the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1973.

The Architecture of Frank Furness,” co-curator with James F. O’Gorman, Hyman Myers, and the Division of Education, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973.

Other sources:
James F. O’Gorman, George E. Thomas & Hyman Myers, The Architecture of Frank Furness (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973) 2nd edition

Michael J. Lewis, Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 2001)

Preston Thayer, The Railroad Designs of Frank Furness: Architecture and Corporate Imagery in the Late Nineteenth Century, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Ph.D. dissertation), 1993.

Naomi Uechi, “Emersonian Transcendentalism in Frank Furness’s Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts,” Soundings 94: 3-4 (Fall Winter 2011). Pp 229-255.
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/41328526?uid=3739952&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101218349831

Frank H. Taylor, Philadelphia in the Civil War: 1861-1865 (Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia 1913)
“Seventieth Regiment (Sixth Cavalry) pp. 162-164.


News and press coverage:
City Paper 13 September 2012
Shaun Brady, “Edifice Rex: Edifice Rex: Frank Furness designed PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building on North Broad in 1876.
http://www.citypaper.net/cover_story/2012-09-13-city-paper-fall-arts-guide-frank-furness-pafa.html

Ken Finkel, “Why We Love Frank Furness,” PhillyHistory Blog 18 September 2012
http://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2012/09/why-we-love-frank-furness

WHYY Newsworks 28 September 2012
Peter Crimmins, “Architect Frank Furness: He did the Unthinkable,”
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/44931

ArtDaily.org
“Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Showcases rare architectural drawings by Frank Furness” 29 September 2012
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=57999#.UGbs25jA-9g

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation:
“Philadelphia Marks 100th Anniversary Of Frank Furness’ Death With Four-Month Celebration Of Architect’s Life” “Revolutionary Philly: Making Buildings Out Of His Head” Exhibitions Document Many Aspects Of Visionary’s Life & Career
http://press.visitphilly.com/releases/philadelphia-marks-100th-anniversary-of-frank-furness-death-with-four-month-celebration-of-architect-s-life

MARCH – Mid Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers Camden
Crossties Newsletter
Mandi Magnuson-Hung, “Festival Celebrates Life and Legacy of Architect Frank Furness,” 17 September 2012
http://march.rutgers.edu/2012/09/17/citywide-exhibit-frank-furness-revolutionary-philly-making-buildings-out-of-his-head

Penn Alumni Weekend
“Classes without Quizzes” “Frank Furness and the Evolution of the Modern Library”
http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming2012/category.html

Rush Lancers PA Cavalry Song by Orpheus Club
Col. E. Newhall and Captain Frank Furness “Rush Lancers song” 1864
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PehzN93Z6dM

Phillynews.com September 15, 2012
Inga Saffron, “‘Honoring Frank Furness, who was not appreciated in his time”
http://articles.philly.com/2012-09-15/news/33845132_1_frank-furness-rush-lancers-marker

PlanPhilly September 17, 2012
JoAnn Greco, “New Historical Marker commemorates Frank Furness,
http://planphilly.com/new-historical-marker-commemorates-frank-furness