"Mary Rose" Museum

"Mary Rose" Museum

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In 1982, more than 400 years after she mysteriously sank off the English coastline, Henry VIII's great warship "Mary Rose" was raised to the surface. The ship, extraordinarily intact, was towed to a dry dock at Portsmouth, where she lies today. In January 1991, the architect Christopher Alexander was commissioned by the Mary Rose Trust to design a museum to house this national treasure. This book explains Alexander's vision of a permanent home for the "Mary Rose", ranging from the first inception of its design to finished models and drawings. To Alexander, the great ship is a touchstone for the architecture of the future.show more

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 210.82 x 299.72 x 17.78mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 colour photographs, halftones and line drawings throughout, bibliography
  • 0195210174
  • 9780195210170

About Christopher Alexander

About the Author Christopher Alexander, winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, is an architect and builder who has built in many countries. He is also Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Environmental Structure.show more

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