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    ( [FREE] Asylum Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals ) Author Christopher J. Payne – cheapugg.us Beautiful and eerie collection of photographs of mostly abandoned state mental hospitals There are two informative essays by the photographer Christopher Payne and one by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks but in

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    read Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Christopher J. Payne Christopher J. Payne Ê 8 characters review Asylum Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Pictures paint a thousand words The photographs in this book are skillfully rendered and carefully chosen This is a large table top book Don't expect photos of abuse and neglect but some interesting history; architecture mostly but also the evolution of asylums the sad results of the loss of the original caring ideals and amazing

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    ( [FREE] Asylum Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals ) Author Christopher J. Payne – cheapugg.us read Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Christopher J. Payne The age of the state mental hospital has come and gone Many of these enormous edifices have already been razed to make way f

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    read Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Christopher J. Payne Christopher J. Payne Ê 8 characters review Asylum Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Not what I was expecting This is like a coffee table book oversized and mostly pictures I love Oliver Sacks and he did a great intro I had no idea that insane asylums later referred to as state mental hospitals were initially symbols of pride for a community that showed their forward thinkingness As time advanced however things went downhil

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    ( [FREE] Asylum Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals ) Author Christopher J. Payne – cheapugg.us Payne's photographs will trigger so many thoughts and emotions Be preparedThe prologue and beginning essay explain the institution of mental health treatment in the 19th and early 20th century I was fascinated by the explanation of how the original meaning of asylum to mean a refuge was behind the use of the term to describe mental treatment facilities The use of moral treatment in dealing with the mentally ill was uni

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Nly by the Pentagon some 77 years later In later years the Cottage Plan became popular and consists f clusters f separate later In later years the Cottage Plan became popular and consists f clusters The Teachings of Spenser Carlyle: The Novel of separate similar to a college campus Overall a uick interesting read for anyone interested in the early daysf psychology The age f the state mental hospital has come and gone Many f these enormous edifices have already been razed to make way for developers and the remaining structures are boarded up Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art ornly make use f portions f their Anonymums once expansive rooms and grounds a very different picture from their heyday A 1948 censusstudy done by the statef Illinois found that there were 539000 patients in mental hospitals around the country In the 1950s there were 33000 mental patients n Long Island alone Once upon a time these institutions were communities unto themselves many f them self sufficient The patients raised their wn food and livestock did their wn laundry made their Practical Ventriloquism own clothes cooked theirwn meals constructed their wn buildings and performed ther work that gave their lives structure and meaning In the 1970s when patient labor was utlawed these practices ceased and patients who had found some peacerelief from their illnesses in work rituals were left to Stare Vacantly Into Television Screens vacantly into television screens f On Riemanns Theory of Algebraic Functions and Their Integrals others were released into the streets as the institutions that hadnce housed them closed down due to budget cuts and the changing beliefs within the medical communityChristopher Payne s photographs capture what remains and in lots Achtung ... U-Boats Passing: A Saga of War at Sea (Vol. 2) of cases what no longer exists as these hospitals continue to be demolished I was struck by how beautiful they were how carefully planned and constructed I had expected them to be scary with some kindf evidence Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat of scarringr a reflection Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home of the mental statef their patients But n the Whole They Evoked A Sense Of Peace they evoked a sense f peace their large windows that let in light the manicured grounds surrounding them the common areas where patients could come together dining halls reading areas bowling alleys theaters The mental hospital campuses seemed like college campuses the patient housing like dormitories The piles f records seat cushions etc seem to indicate that things ended uickly and no ne had the time r perhaps the energy to properly clean anything up Patients and staff left in a hurry and no ne cared about what was left behind The disintegration was both sad and beautiful Reading this left me with uestions than answers What was the world like back when these institutions were in vogue How many patients were really insane And if most Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls of them were what caused their illnesses Was there something about society about the times that broke them How does that number compare withur population Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer of the mentally ill today What happened to allf those people when they were released How could all Night's Pawn of these buildings have been abandoned I had no idea I would be so interested in this topic when I first picked up this book I highly recommend it though as food for the imagination if nothing else This is a glimpse into a world so manyf us never experienced Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) or knew Not what I was expecting Thought this would have been perhaps photosf things that we we re not allowed to normally see r f black and white photos f people who resided there rather it was a coffee table style book with pictures f the The Secret Child outsidef run down buildings and crumbling insides Amazing photographs just not what the synopsis implied Pictures paint a thousand words The photographs in this book are skillfully rendered and carefully chosen This is a large table top book Don. L environment a regimen Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of fresh air and places for work exercise and cultural activities would heal mental illness But in the second halff the twentieth century after the introduction f psychotropic drugs and policy shifts toward community based care patient populations declined dramatically leaving many f these beautiful massive buildings and the patients who lived in them neglected and abandoned Architect and photographer Christopher Payne spent six years documenting the decay f state mental hospitals like these visiting seventy institutions in thirty states Through his lens we see Overall as splendid as ne could wish for in a single volume book f photography f abandoned mental hospitals The Internet showcases a variety Death by Inferior Design of sites devoted to explorationsf such hospitals and homes for the feeble minded as they were nce known and while some sites are just grainy photos f kids mucking about in an abandoned hospital some sites are beyond amazing with photography able to rival the best professional efforts So to pick up a book with such photography when a wider spectrum Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 of the same is availible for freenline feels a little strange However this book is very well done and will bring you to sit down and page through it then and there in the floor in low light where ever The effort is first rate and to have an actual hardcopy document f this genre is very useful and necessary for historiography Moreover the focus here is American state sponsored mental hospitals which were a breed unto themselves and still exist albeit ften now in very different manifestations The insight this book thus ffers is well worth investing in both in terms f money and time Payne s photographs will trigger so many thoughts and emotions Be PreparedThe Prologue And Beginning Essay prologue and beginning essay the institution f mental health treatment in the 19th and early 20th century I was fascinated by the explanation f how the The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified original meaningf asylum to mean a refuge was behind the use White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs of the term to describe mental treatment facilities The usef moral treatment in dealing with the mentally ill was uniue to the time and reuired a certain type f physical environment The state mental hospitals that were created to facilitate such treatment were a world unto themselvesPayne has made an extensive study f the historic photographs from the hospitals He has also traveled extensively to photograph the ruins f the facilities that have been abandoned Oh my I was alternately chilled appalled amazed and awe struck These are truly evocative photographsWhat was the effect f the state mental hospital system Many thoughts come to mind after reading this book The creation f drugs to treat mental illness brought about an immense change in treatment but not in time for many people Oh and don t forget Walter Freeman shudderA very thought provoking book Not what I was expecting This is like a coffee table book versized and mostly pictures I love Oliver Sacks and he did a great intro I had no idea that insane asylums later referred to as state mental hospitals were initially symbols f pride for a community that showed their forward thinkingness As time advanced however things went downhill leaving us with the common negative stereotypes we have todayThe pictures were good some sad some surprising bowling alleys and patient run TV stations and some creepy Most Of The Hospitals Are Abandoned Now But Some Are of the hospitals are abandoned now but some are being used albeit it nly small portions One thing that was surprising was the sheer size f these buildings many were built in the Kirkbride style named after a well respected mental hospital administrator The style consists f a central administration building flanked symmetrically with each new wing stepped back from the previous creating a V shape with the patient housing and treatment wings The most well adjusted patients lived closest to the admin center where the staff also lived with the most severe cases housed in the Giant Peach Yodel outer most wings As to the garagntuan sizef these buildings Greystone Park State Hospital in NJ that Sinai and Zion opened in 1876 supposedly had the largest continuous foundation in the US and was surpassed For than half the nation's history vast mental hospitals were a prominent featuref the American landscape From the mid nineteenth century to the early twentieth ver 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948 they housed than a half million patients The blueprint for these hospitals was set by Pennsylvania hospital superintendent Thomas Story Kirkbride a central administration building flanked symmetrically by pavilions and surrounded by lavish grounds with pastoral vistas Kirkbride and thers believed that well designed buildings and grounds a peacefu. T expect photos f abuse and neglect but some interesting history architecture mostly but also the evolution f asylums the sad results f the loss f the Iniquity original caring ideals and amazing picturesf majestic buildings and haunting interiors Be sure to read the afterword as well as the introduction I learned things I never knew Beautiful and eerie collection f photographs f mostly abandoned state mental hospitals There are two informative essays by the photographer Christopher Payne and ne by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks but in many ways the images speak for themselves Payne highlights the grand imposing edifices f these decaying institutions their grandeur making it possible to understand how a mental asylum was Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) once considered a great coup for a community But it s impossible not to also see the dashed dreams hidden away behind these crumbling walls The fact that the noble ideals with which these places were built disintegratedver time manifests itself with a stunning literalness in swirls f peeling Paint Moldering Ceilings And Leaf Strewn Breezeways Similarly The People moldering ceilings and leaf strewn breezeways Similarly the people has left behind are evoked with the simple image f an abandoned rack f multicolored patient toothbrushesAspects f this book are creepy it brought to mind several horror movies notably Session 9 that I instantly wanted to rewatch Livin' de Life once I finished reading But it s surprisingly poignant too In his closing essay Payne talks about witnessing the destructionf Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts the exterior The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of which was a familiar sight throughout his childhood It was closed in the early 90s and recently demolished to build condominiums It s easy to see why Payne views this as a tragedy against architecture and history and his photosf Danvers being gutted are some Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of the most wrenching in the book There was something here something that matterednce and now it s gone forever I was gobsmacked by this book I don t know what I was expecting when I reuested "it but when it arrived I discovered a volume filled with beautiful photographs f crumbling asylums It "but when it arrived I discovered a volume filled with beautiful photographs f crumbling asylums It a form The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of photojournalism that tellsf the majesty f asylums their architecture interiors landscaping and purpose As well it tells the story f their decline and decay the shattered windows peeling paint abandoned suitcases and trees growing up through cement The pictures themselves are stunning and the story they paint is eually moving Coupled with an introductory essay by Oliver Sacks who clearly loves these facilities and what they represent for ur society the result is a marvelous book I grew up in the shadow f Danvers State Hospital It closed the year f my high school graduation some in my circle f friends were prone to facetiously answering Danvers State when asked where they were attending college The place with its looming red brick Gothic architecture was a favorite clandestine meeting pla from the book Patient poem n a basement wallAugusta State Hospital Augusta Maine If my heart could speak I m sure it would say I wish I were someplace else Today Among these books a great amount f knowledge there must be but what good is Knowledge where Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge others carry the keys Through the last ten years many improvements have been made but the final words seem to say don t forget my good man you re still a patient here today Intelligenceabilityand knowledge surely will never last Why all we want to look at my good man is your past I wish that somef these people who write the book and make the rules could spend just a few years walking in ur shoes. Plendid palatial exteriors some designed by such prominent architects as H H Richardson and Samuel Sloan and crumbling interiors chairs stacked against walls with peeling paint in a grand hallway; brightly colored toothbrushes still hanging n a rack; stacks The Witches Ball of suitcases never packed for the trip home Accompanying Payne's striking and powerful photographs is an essay by Oliver Sacks who described hiswn experience working at a state mental hospital in his book Awakenings Sacks pays tribute to Payne's photographs and to the lives Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book once lived in these places wherene could be both mad and saf. ,


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