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    PRISON IMPERFECTION

    Prison design has long been controversial. During the 19th century, when wide-scale prison construction began in the western United States, prisons were criticized for providing a better quality of life to their wards than was available to some law-abiding citizens. Conversely, in recent times human rights groups have sought to improve prison conditions worldwide by criticizing the quality of the facilities themselves.

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    SCREENS TO INFINITY

    In the 1950s, Austrian-born sculptor Erwin Hauer designed and built architectural screens and walls whose complex and intriguing geometry attracted much admiration at the time. But they have been largely forgotten, and some have even been destroyed. Here are his thoughts on one example of this extraordinary work. Editor

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    A Living Monument to the Power of the Word — New York Times, 2004.0725

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    Please Miss, Can I Have a Detention? — Guardian Unlimited, 2004.0719

    The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture — Globe and Mail, 2004.0717

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    Initial Visions for Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles — Canadian Architect, 2004.0715

    Googie Fans Have Goo-Goo Eyes for L.A. Coffee Shop — Los Angeles Times, 2004.0715

    Renewing the Urban Fabric: Social Housing in Montreal — Canadian Architect, 2004.07

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