Moral architecture: the influence of the York Retreat on asylum design.

@article{Edginton1997MoralAT,
  title={Moral architecture: the influence of the York Retreat on asylum design.},
  author={B Edginton},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={1997},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={91-9}
}
Institutional and architectural history places the asylum alongside the prison and other institutional types whose architectural characteristics emphasized confinement and control. This history obfuscates important differences in how ideas about treatment were represented in the particular design of these institutions; in other words, how the structure of a place became part of its discourse. What becomes obvious in nineteenth-century, asylum architecture is the influence of a small Yorkshire… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…