Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context

Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context

by James Moran
     
 

This is the first volume of papers devoted to an examination of the relationship between mental health/illness and the construction and experience of space. This historical analysis with contributions from leading experts will enlighten and intrigue in equal measure. The first rigorous scholarly analysis of its kind in book form, it will be of particular interest

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Overview

This is the first volume of papers devoted to an examination of the relationship between mental health/illness and the construction and experience of space. This historical analysis with contributions from leading experts will enlighten and intrigue in equal measure. The first rigorous scholarly analysis of its kind in book form, it will be of particular interest to the history, psychiatry and architecture communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415511629
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/09/2011
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Topp is Lecturer in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London.She is the author of Architecture and Truth in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and articles on the connections between modern architecture and psychiatry.

James E. Moran is Associate Professor in History at the University of Prince Edward Island.His publications include Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario (2000), and with David Wright, Mental Health in Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives (2006).

Jonathan Andrews is a lecturer in the School of Historical Studies and Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, Newcastle University. His publications include (with A. Scull) Undertaker of the Mind and Customers and Patrons of the Mad Trade (University of California Press, 2001, 2003), and (with R. Porter et al.) The History of Bethlem (Routledge, 1997).

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