Download Epub Angels in the Architecture A Photographic Elegy to an American Asylum Great Lakes Books µ Heidi Johnson – doctorio.us

I found this book in a Traverse City bookstore after a recent visit to the old asylum yeah yeah make the comments about why they let me out of the asylum I should have purchased it BeautifulI m lad they chose to renovate the buildi Grand relics of the 19th century the Kirkbride asylums are some of the most magnificent buildings built in America Thomas Kirkbride believed that architecture and landscape could heal and he designed his castle like institutions accordingly Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, giving them rooms with tall ornate windows creating beautifully landscapedardens and building crennellated towers bearing elaborate clocks They were fantastical and imposing buildings and they sheltered innumerable addicts mentally ill people vagrants and Misfits Back When Psychological Treatments back when psychological treatments fairly barbaricUnfortunately many Kirkbrides are long since demolished and others are eerie derelict hosts. In the nineteenth century perhaps no approach to mental illness was compassionate than that of hospital administrator Thomas Story Kirkbride whose asylum designs integrated beauty and nature as a method to treat patients The Northern Michigan Asylum in Traverse City Michigan Was One Michigan was one the last of ne. ,
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N for my NaNoWriMo novel this year And because when I visited it over the summer I was fascinated by it Really interesting bookplace I recently went on a tour of this it over the summer I was fascinated by it Really interesting bookplace I recently went on a tour of this Mental Asylum and so the book was particularly of interest Great personal stories from employees who worked there This book was amazing It was such a reat way to showcase not only the beautiful and sadly disappearing architecture but to showcase not only the beautiful and sadly disappearing architecture but the stories of former patients and staff Their tales shed a uniue light on a narrative that many of us probably don t have personal perspective on On top of fantastic Anecdotes From These People The Reader Is Treated To Some from these people the reader is treated to some photography of some very interesting and orgeous architecture and detailing of the buildings that the patients and staff called home Not enough information for me A beautiful display of photography Very sad that Heidi is no longer with History Heidi Johnson's photographs of the building today are juxtaposed with rare images from private collections and state archives Johnson has captured Kirkbride's spirit of compassion of angels in the architecture in a book that conveys the human element of mental illness with beauty and integri. .
Of former randeur That is why there should be books Like This One Which Celebrates The History And Mostly Successful this one which celebrates the history and mostly successful of the Northern Michigan Asylum books like this one which celebrates the history and mostly successful preservation of the Northern Michigan Asylum photographs are accompanied by anecdotes and uotes many by former patients and caretakers There s even a bit of a host story If you re interested in learning about this type of architecture Google Kirkbride Buildings There Are Kirkbride Buildings there are excellent websites on the subect Heidi Johnson does a wonderful job piecing together the history of the Traverse City State Hospital using beautifulphotographs as well as stories from people who where there so that those who aren t familiar with this Northern Michigan landmark can learn about it and appreciate it After you read this book I highly recommend doing some research into what has become of this hospital today yes it s still there I read this as background informatio. Arly two hundred such architecturally intriguing asylums Founded in 1885 under the principle beauty is therapy the Northern Michigan Asylum closed in 1989 and today stands as a haunting reminder of this lost era Angels in the Architecture is a photographic study of this institution's one hundred year.