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The Fabrication of Virtue : English Prison Architecture, 1750-1840 - Robin Evans

The Fabrication of Virtue

English Prison Architecture, 1750-1840

Paperback Published: 18th August 2011
ISBN: 9780521181334
Number Of Pages: 486

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First published in 1982, this book describes a new kind of prison architecture that developed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The book concentrates on architecture, but places it in the context of contemporary penal practice and contemporary thought. Beginning with an exploration on the eighteenth-century prisons before reform, the book goes on to consider two earlier kinds of imprisonment that were modified by eighteenth-century reformers. The theory and practice of prison design is covered in detail. The later parts of the book deals with alliance between architecture and reform, and with the connection between the utilitarian architecture of the reformed prisons and academic neo-classicism. The overall aim of the book is to show the profound change that was being wrought in the nature of architecture, which was exemplified in the reformed prisons. Architecture, one emblem of the social order, was now one of its fundamental instruments.

List of illustrations
Another world, yet the same
From correction to reformation from dungeon to cell
Gaol fever
Penitentiaries and reformed prisons
A way of obtaining power
Classification, inspection and labour
Architecture against communication
The Model Prison
The uncoupling of architecture and reform
Architecture limited and unlimited
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ISBN: 9780521181334
ISBN-10: 052118133X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 18th August 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.77

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