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The architecture of madness : insane asylums in the United States / Carla Yanni.

Author/creator Yanni, Carla
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoMinneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007.
Descriptionxi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Subject(s)
Portion of title Insane asylums in the United States
Series Architecture, landscape, and American culture
Architecture, landscape, and American culture series. ^A710345
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Transforming the treatment : architecture and moral management -- 2. Establishing the type : the development of Kirkbride plan hospitals and hope for an architectural cure -- 3. Breaking down : the cottage plan for asylums -- 4. Building up : hospitals for the insane after the Civil War -- Conclusion : the changing spaces of mental illness -- Appendix A : Note on terminology -- Appendix B : Occupations of patients in 1850 -- Appendix C : Cost of lunatic asylums in 1877 -- Appendix D : Comparative sizes of asylums, 1770-1872 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Illustrated throughout, Yanni offers a fresh and original look at the American medical establishment's century-long preoccupation with therapeutic architecture as a way to cure social ills.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 179-185) and index.
LCCN 2007003766
ISBN9780816649396 (alk. paper)
ISBN0816649391 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780816649402 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0816649405 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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