Persuasion and Coercion: Therapeutic Landscapes of the Early National Period | Dell Upton

Persuasion and Coercion: Therapeutic Landscapes of the Early National Period | Dell Upton

Philadelphia’s first insane asylums offer a useful starting point for considering the relationships among theory and practice among a vast constellation of penal, educational, and…

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“Until Cleansed and Purified”: Landscapes of Health in the Interpermeable World | David S. Barnes

“Until Cleansed and Purified”: Landscapes of Health in the Interpermeable World | David S. Barnes

The Lazaretto quarantine station on the Delaware River was built beginning in 1799, in the aftermath of four devastating yellow fever epidemics, to protect Philadelphia…

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Housing Lunatics and Students: Nineteenth-Century Asylums and Dormitories | Carla Yanni

Housing Lunatics and Students: Nineteenth-Century Asylums and Dormitories | Carla Yanni

Environmental determinism—the idea that the environment, including architecture, can shape behavior—linked asylums and dormitories. In both cases, the architecture of carefully planned structures reformed the…

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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals | Christopher Payne

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals | Christopher Payne

Almost all nineteenth-century asylums built in the United States were modeled after the Kirkbride plan (named for Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, the superintendent of the Philadelphia…

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In the Garden of Puériculture: Cultivating the Ideal French Infant in Real and Imagined Landscapes of Care (1895–1935) | Gina Greene

In the Garden of Puériculture: Cultivating the Ideal French Infant in Real and Imagined Landscapes of Care (1895–1935) | Gina Greene

This essay examines the architectural, visual, and imagined therapeutic landscapes of puériculture, a science of infant rearing developed by French obstetrician Adolphe Pinard in 1895…

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Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-first Centuries | Theodore S. Eisenman

Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-first Centuries | Theodore S. Eisenman

Defined here as the introduction or conservation of outdoor vegetation in cities, urban greening has bloomed during periods of intensive urbanization. This was true in…

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Home and/or Hospital: The Architectures of End-of-Life Care | Annmarie Adams

Home and/or Hospital: The Architectures of End-of-Life Care | Annmarie Adams

Examining the key texts that have been published on palliative care architecture, and focusing on the most important hospital and hospice design-research issues that have…

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Therapeutic Landscapes | Aaron Wunsch

Therapeutic Landscapes | Aaron Wunsch

Once one gets past the perversity of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (1844), it is hard not to be…

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Author Biographies Vol. 6.2

Author Biographies Vol. 6.2

Annmarie Adams is Stevenson Chair, department chair of Social Studies of Medicine, and Professor of the School of Architecture, McGill University. She is the author…

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Editorial: "Of Many Things" | John Dixon Hunt

Editorial: “Of Many Things” | John Dixon Hunt

John Ruskin’s “The Lamp of Memory” is the central text for Ruskin as a preservationist. Yet it is itself but one chapter in The Seven…

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