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Presents the history and design of Alcatraz. Short Title ALCATRAZ. by Donald MacDonald. Author Donald MacDonald. Publisher Chronicle Books. Format Hardcover. Country of Publication United States. Publication Date 2012-02-01.
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.
This charming volume is the first history of Alcatraz to be told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors of Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel give us an quirky account of the island and its architecture, from its earliest discovery and use as a military fortress, through its later occupation by American Indians in the 70s ( in which MacDonald participated), to its current status as a National Park and bird sanctuary. We will use the same attractive and distinctive package as Golden Gate Bridge.
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"Conveys a sense of the sometimes organic, sometimes engineered, evolution of Alcatraz.... A rich picture book for grownups." -- Smithsonian