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English Prisons an Architectural History

By: Brodie, Allan; Croom, Jane; Davies, James O

Price: $50.60

Publisher: Swindon, English Heritage: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002465

ISBN: 1873592531

Condition: New in New dust jacket

This volume is the result of the first systematic written and photographic survey of English prisons since the early 20th century. It traces the history of the purpose-built prison and its development over the past 200 years. Over 130 establishments that make up the current prison estate and over 100 former sites that have surviving buildings or extensive documentation have been investigated. Institutions ranging from medieval castles and military camps to country houses that have beent taken over and adapted for penal use are included. Some of the prisons are round or several-sided. The Priso... View more info

Gran Teatro La Fenice

By: Romanelli, Giandomenico; Pugliese, Giuseppe; Sasportes, Jose; Veroli, Patrizia

Price: $22.08

Publisher: Hohenzollernring, Koln, Evergreen: 1999

Seller ID: 002507

ISBN: 3822870625

Condition: New in Very Good dust jacket

This opera house was built for the city of Venice under the architectural guidance of Giannantonio Selva. It opened on May 17, 1792 under the name La Fenice - the phoenix. As optimistic a name it may have been, it was to bode ill for the Gran Teatro. In the night from December 12 - 13, 1836 the interior of the opera house was completely gutted by fire. In less than a year, La Fenice had risen from the ashes once again to become a leading institution in the world of music for more than a century and a half. Then, in 1996, during the nights of January 29-30, catastrophe struck once more and, wit... View more info

Less Aesthetics More Ethics: 7th International Architecture Exhibition

By: Fukas, Massimiliano

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Rizzoli Intl Pubns: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002974

ISBN: 0847823474

Condition: New with no dust jacket

This is a two-volume set in a cardboard sleeve. One volume states the essential elements of the 7th International program, which is written by the president, Paolo Baratta. This volume involves basically urban transformation, and is filled with photographs of current buildings, models, and plans for the future; it includes many diagrams and is illustrated primarily in full color. The exhibitions are divided by architect or architectural firm. The other volume includes all of the participating countries, and what they have achieved and plan to achieve in the area of architecture for their count... View more info

Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan

By: Finn, Dallas

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002650

ISBN: 0834802880

Condition: New in New dust jacket

This is a beautiful cloth-bound volume. During the Meiji period (1868-1912) the Japanese laid the foundations for what is now the most advanced nation in Asia. Like Victorian Britian, a potent model, Meiji Japan was characterized by faith in progress, civilization and the growth of empire. The architecture and feats of engineering described and illustrated in this volume stand as monuments to the dynamism and ambitions of the age, and to Japan's transformation from an isolated feudal society into a modern and remarkable cosmopolitan nationan-state. Factories and schools, palaces and prisons, p... View more info