Fortress: Architecture And Military History In Malta By Quentin Hughes

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With the aid of some 200 magnificent photographs the Professor of Architecture in the Royal University of Malta traces the story of the design and building of the island’s splendid fortifications, citadels, churches and palaces against a background of essentially military preoccupations – the Knights of St. John, Siege by the Turks, Napoleon, the British imperial presence, Hitler and Mussolini. A succession of gifted architects and engineers were involved in planning the city of Valletta, in strengthening the intricate defences and in providing domestic, religious and administrative architecture for the community safe behind its great bastions and system of fortifications and Quentin Hughes expertly conveys the human flavour of their architectural problems, controversies and achievements. Some shelfwear and scuffing to dustjacket although very insignificat tearing. Bound in blue cloth with red titling to spine. A price is written in pencil at the top right of the first page. A little tanning to edges and some pages. In good condition. Hardcover. Published by Lund Huphries 1969

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