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Philadelphia: An American Paris Joseph L. Borkson

Philadelphia: An American Paris

Joseph L. Borkson

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780940159716
Hardcover
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Author and photographer Joseph L. Borkson offers a new look at the city of Philadelphia, one virtually ignored by historians, guidebooks, and even the citys residents. Certainly, Philadelphia is to be hailed as the founding place of AmericanMoreAuthor and photographer Joseph L. Borkson offers a new look at the city of Philadelphia, one virtually ignored by historians, guidebooks, and even the citys residents. Certainly, Philadelphia is to be hailed as the founding place of American liberty, and as the site of some of the biggest celebrations of American freedom and culture that our nation has held. But Borkson argues that a French influence has cast its aura over them all: from the Enlightenment that inspired the American revolutionaries and the financial and military support from France that allowed them to sustain their endeavors, to the impact of French art and architecture in the development and construction of much of this American city, to the cultural touches that pervade the dining, shopping, and lodging establishments of Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love has long been inspired and influenced by the City of Light, and the words and photographs in this book will surprise and delight readers as they illuminate the special relationship that Philadelphia and Paris enjoy.