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Fascinating look at a not oft visited piece of history. Architecture and mental health are not my areas of study, rather I read this as research for a writing project. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
The research that was completed for this book is so detailed as to capture a different time in our history and in the history of the insane asylum. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gwendolyn
Gotta be read. Verbal review just can't do the subject justice. It's got to be picture too --
so a reader should go online and search "Historic mental institutions"... Read more
A work very much focused on the architecture of the Kirkbride plan for asylums and a work well worth investing in, should one's tastes lean in that direction.Published on October 7, 2013 by Jeffrey
this is one creepy book,
but well documented, and provides a context for mental illness treatment methods, and the role of architecture