Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark

Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark

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by Donal MacDonald, Ira Nadel
     
 

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Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first brick and… See more details below

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Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first brick and masonry fortress to the infamous concrete cellblock, to the landscape design of its contemporary gardens and bird sanctuaries. Packed with intriguing facts throughout, this little treasure allows an unprecedented glimpse into the life of the island. In a lovely cloth-bound package, this is an eminently giftable book and an entertaining look at one of the nation's most visited destinations.

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"Conveys a sense of the sometimes organic, sometimes engineered, evolution of Alcatraz.... A rich picture book for grownups." -- Smithsonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452113104
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
512,735
File size:
7 MB

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