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The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture)

The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture)

By: Carla Yanni (author)Paperback

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In The Architecture of Madness, Carla Yanni tells a compelling story of therapeutic design, from America's earliest purpose-built institutions for the insane to the asylum construction frenzy in the second half of the century. At the centre of Yanni's inquiry is Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a Pennsylvania-born Quaker, who in the 1840s devised a novel way to house the mentally diseased that emphasized segregation by severity of illness, ease of treatment and surveillance, and ventilation. After the Civil War, American architects designed Kirkbride-plan hospitals across the country.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816649402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780816649402
  • ISBN10: 0816649405

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