Philadelphia

Portraits of the City


  • Text by
  • Sean O’Rourke
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Jerome Lukowicz
  •  
  • Preface by
  • Steven Conn
  •  

Philadelphia

Portraits of the City

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  • contributors

  • Text by Sean O’Rourke
  • Photography by Jerome Lukowicz
  • Preface by Steven Conn
  • specifications

  • Edition: Hardcover in box
  • Size: 10 x 10 in / 254 x 254 mm
  • Format: Square
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication date: 12-2015
  • Language: English
  • Photographs: 270
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $50 / €45 / ₤32
  • ISBN: 978-988-13975-1-5
  • description

  • “If I knew more I would write it down.” A final sentence in a single sparse story that leaves the reader (and writer) wanting more. Beautiful black and white photographs of the public realm: architecture, streetscapes and the spaces between that offer the viewer an evocative sense of place. This book is a collaborative portrait of Philadelphia that is both recognizable and wondrous. Jerome Lukowicz, a photographer, and Sean O’Rourke, an architect, render a character to the physical and social aspects of the city they call home. With photographs that concentrate on the physicality of the city and stories that complement and elaborate on the views Philadelphia, Portraits of the City is a book for anyone interested in Philadelphia, photography, and the life of cities.
  • biographies

  • Jerome Lukowicz is a native of Iowa. He has a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, and was in the Undergraduate Writers Workshop. An artist in search of life’s elusive and evanescent beauty and truth, he has been photographing for himself for over 30 years. He is also a commercial photographer with a studio in Old City, and he does work for corporations, graphic designers and advertising agencies and magazines. He is well know for his engaging portraits, and for fourteen years he made delightful portraits of people at the Foundation for Architecture’s Beaux Arts Ball.

    Sean O’Rourke was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received an architectural undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in the 1980’s, and studied in the PhD program at University of Pennsylvania, receiving a M.S. in Architecture in the 1990’s. Sean has practiced and taught architecture for over 30 years in Philadelphia. In the course of his career he has written and presented on architecture, planning, and urbanity across various venues. He lives in the 30th Ward with his wife and son.

    Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of several books including Metropolitan Philadelphia: Living with the Presence of the Past and a student of the city.

  • other editions available

  • Hardcover, premium edition limited to forty sets in clamshell box with ten signed prints
    Price: Upon request (sales@oscarrieraojeda.com)
    ISBN: 978-988-13976-0-7

“If I knew more I would write it down.” A final sentence in a single sparse story that leaves the reader (and writer) wanting more. Beautiful black and white photographs of the public realm: architecture, streetscapes and the spaces between that offer the viewer an evocative sense of place. This book is a collaborative portrait of Philadelphia that is both recognizable and wondrous. Jerome Lukowicz, a photographer, and Sean O’Rourke, an architect, render a character to the physical and social aspects of the city they call home. With photographs that concentrate on the physicality of the city and stories that complement and elaborate on the views Philadelphia, Portraits of the City is a book for anyone interested in Philadelphia, photography, and the life of cities.

  • Text by Sean O’Rourke
  • Photography by Jerome Lukowicz
  • Preface by Steven Conn

Contributors Biographies

Jerome Lukowicz is a native of Iowa. He has a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, and was in the Undergraduate Writers Workshop. An artist in search of life’s elusive and evanescent beauty and truth, he has been photographing for himself for over 30 years. He is also a commercial photographer with a studio in Old City, and he does work for corporations, graphic designers and advertising agencies and magazines. He is well know for his engaging portraits, and for fourteen years he made delightful portraits of people at the Foundation for Architecture’s Beaux Arts Ball.

Sean O’Rourke was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received an architectural undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in the 1980’s, and studied in the PhD program at University of Pennsylvania, receiving a M.S. in Architecture in the 1990’s. Sean has practiced and taught architecture for over 30 years in Philadelphia. In the course of his career he has written and presented on architecture, planning, and urbanity across various venues. He lives in the 30th Ward with his wife and son.

Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of several books including Metropolitan Philadelphia: Living with the Presence of the Past and a student of the city.

  • Edition:Hardcover in box
  • Size:10 x 10 in / 254 x 254 mm
  • Format:Square
  • Pages:240
  • Publication date: 12-2015
  • Language:English
  • Photographs:270
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $50 / €45 / ₤32
  • ISBN:978-988-13975-1-5

Other Editions Available

  • Hardcover, premium edition limited to forty sets in clamshell box with ten signed prints
    Price: Upon request (sales@oscarrieraojeda.com)
    ISBN: 978-988-13976-0-7