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The Resource St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. : architecture of an asylum, Sarah A. Leavitt

St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. : architecture of an asylum, Sarah A. Leavitt

Label
St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. : architecture of an asylum
Title
St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C.
Title remainder
architecture of an asylum
Statement of responsibility
Sarah A. Leavitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"St. Elizabeths has been a mental health hospital in Washington D.C. since 1852, when it was established by the United States Congress as the Government Hospital for the Insane. St. Elizabeths, along with other hospitals, experienced rapid expansion in its first century, hitting a peak of almost eight thousand patients by the 1960s. Deinstitutionalization in the second half of the twentieth century emptied out the historic buildings on campus. This well-illustrated book follows an exhibition at the National Building Museum, tracing the hospital's evolution over time, highlighting the ways that this specialized architecture and landscape served the mentally ill. It continues the story of St. Elizabeths, a National Historic Landmark, through its current redevelopment as a federal campus and mixed-use neighborhood"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavitt, Sarah
Dewey number
362.2/109753
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC445.W183
LC item number
S23 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. : architecture of an asylum, Sarah A. Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079863897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781467141727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans
Label
St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. : architecture of an asylum, Sarah A. Leavitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079863897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781467141727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans

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