Alcatraz: History and Design of an Icon

Alcatraz: History and Design of an Icon

Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald

Language: English

Pages: 146

ISBN: 2:00269204

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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