David Brownlee: Design review in Philadelphia during first half of 20th Century


To advance DAG’s goal of promoting good design by encouraging thoughtful public discussion of design matters, DAG is initiating a monthly opinion piece.  The second in the series by David B. Brownlee, “The Jury’s Back”, is about design review in Philadelphia during the first half of the 20th Century.  This is a particularly relevant topic given Mayor Nutter’s plan to create a Design Review Advisory Board.  Brownlee is a historian of architecture and city planning and author or co-author of books on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Penn campus,Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Louis Kahn.  He served on the Philadelphia Historical Commission for fifteen years.  http://www.designadvocacy.org/press/dagspace.asp  

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