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PHLF to Publish New Guidebook

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This December, PHLF will publish the fifth in a series of guidebooks, thanks to a lead grant from the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and donations from members and friends. 

Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects, by Albert M. Tannler, will be the first guidebook devoted solely to twentieth-century buildings in metropolitan Pittsburgh. The 296-page book will be illustrated with more than 300 color photos.

The introductory chapters explore the appearance and diverse meanings of “modern architecture” in the United States and document the arrival of modern design in Pittsburgh from the turn of the twentieth century through the post-World War II period, culminating in the completion of Point State Park. After an introduction to the language of architecture, the Guide presents a selection of 53 extant buildings and structures that embody aspects of twentieth-century architectural practice from 1903 to 1999. Some thirty additional structures are presented in three thematic sidebars. Many of the buildings and structures in the book have either been designated as local, state, and national landmarks or qualify for future designation. Some are endangered; others have been adapted to new uses. Extensive notes, a bibliography, and an index are provided.

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