The massive Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark, is remarkable for its innovative architecture and its pioneering system of isolation in individual cells. Heir to the energetic Quaker reformist tradition of the 1820s, the penitentiary was a model of idealism in penal reform and a model of prison architecture for the world, visible in three hundred prisons worldwide that trace their paternity to Eastern State Penitentiary. This book shows how the novel experiment in prison reform contended with the realities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and explores the legacy of this "crucible of good intentions."
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Descripción Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11087633091X