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Creator:
Wylie, Donovan, 1971- photographer.
Title(s):

British watchtowers / Donovan Wylie ; with an essay by Louise Purbrick.

Edition:
FIrst edition.
Published/Created:
Göttingen : Steidl, 2007.
©2007
Physical Description:
71 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
TR659 .W95 2007 (LC) Oversize
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71).
The British army used a system of high-tech watchtowers to survey the territories of Northern Ireland, and to observe the actions of the local people unter their occupation. These towers, constructed in the mid 1980s, primarily in the mountainous border region of South Armagh, were landmarks in a thirty year conflict euphemistically called "the Troubles". The Towers were demolished between 2000 and 2007 as part of the British government "Demilitarization" program for Northern Ireland. Prior to their demolition Donovan Wylie photographed the Towers, working at an elevated height made possible by military helicopter.--Dust jacket.
Subject Terms:
Architectural photography.
Architectural photography.
Great Britain.
Military architecture -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Military architecture.
Watchtowers -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Watchtowers.
Wylie, Donovan, 1971-
Wylie, Donovan, 1971-
Wylie, Donovan.
Form/Genre:
Pictorial works.
Contributors:
Purbrick, Louise, writer of added text.
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