Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation / Edition 1

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This book explores for the first time the dramatic social, technological, and architectural transformation of hospitals during the final decades of the twentieth century. Stephen Verderber and David J. Fine critically examine how and why acute-care hospitals and the often-related psychiatric facilities, retirement communities, and community clinics have changed, for better or for worse.
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Annmarie Adams
a superb introduction to the major hospital architects of the late twentieth century.
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300078398
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: The Six Waves of Health Architecture 3
Ch. 2 The Hospital as a Machine for Healing 17
Ch. 3 An Imperfect Machine for an Imperfect System, 1970-80 63
Ch. 4 Utopian Excursions 95
Ch. 5 Reinventing the Hospital 133
Ch. 6 Reinventing the Patient Room 195
Ch. 7 Architectural Environments for the Aged, 1965-2000 223
Ch. 8 The Community Care Clinic 279
Ch. 9 Frontiers of a Transformed Landscape 329
Notes 353
Index 391
Illustration Credits 401
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