The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of Abandoned Asylums of New England, a unique photographic journey by John Gray that explores some of the region's most prominent institutions from the nineteenth century -- including state lunatic hospitals, state schools for the feeble-minded, tuberculosis sanatoriums, and even a hospital constructed specifically fo...
Publisher: People Ink Press (2012)
Package Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 1 inches
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Did you ever wonder how life was before deinstitutionalization? This pictorial collection of the present-day condition of the old sanitariums leaves my mind reeling. The coexistence of the absolutely beautiful architecture and the unimaginable storie...
beled dipsomaniacs and inebriates. Originally self-published by Gray more than ten years ago, this brand new edition features an expanded collection of images and historical insight by the Museum of disABILITY History. The awe-inspiring structures of these asylums illustrate the amount of care and concern that went into their construction and intensify the sense of abandonment that now exists. Photographs of decrepit hallways, eerie rooms, leftover medical supplies, and patient artwork are just some of the scenes that enable readers to envision the lives of the inmates and staff members who once occupied these storied temples of control, treatment, and rehabilitation. Gray's pictures are beautifully displayed on thick glossy paper measure 11 by 9 inches -- making this a perfect coffee-table book for enthusiasts of photography, asylums, and architecture, as well as those who are fascinated by antiquated treatments for people with disabling conditions. *A note to viewers: Prior to the release of this new edition, Abandoned Asylums of New England had been out-of-print for several years and people were listing their copies online for over $300. We hope that this new, more reasonably priced edition will allow many more readers to enjoy this beautiful book.