Fisher Fine Arts Library

I chose Fisher Fine Arts library because I want to appreciate the everyday art in our lives at Penn. Dedicated in 1891, the Fisher Fine Arts Library was designed by Victorian architect Frank Furness with red sandstone and terracotta bricks for durability. The building features arches, stone columns, grotesque forms as well as gargoyles that are iconic of Victorian architecture. Some critics say it was also inspired by the spatial efficiency of railroads, as Furness had designed various railway and stations.

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