Author(s): Donald MacDonald
This charming volume is the first history of Alcatraz to be told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, give us an interesting account of the island and its architecture, from its earliest discovery and use as a military fortress, through to its later occupation by American Indians in the 70s ( in which MacDonald participated), to its current status as a U.S. National Park and bird sanctuary.
"Conveys a sense of the sometimes organic, sometimes engineered, evolution of Alcatraz.... A rich picture book for grownups." -- Smithsonian
Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel are a winning combination, as evidenced by the success of Golden Gate (9K sold since Feb '08 and re-printing). An award-winning architect of, among numerous others, the new Bay Bridge, Donald MacDonald provides key architectural insight and whimsical illustrations. Ira Nadel is the author of numerous books and popular biographies.