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Atients 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 themselves many f them self sufficient The patients raised their wn food and livestock did wn laundry made their wn clothes cooked their Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, own meals constructed theirwn buildings and performed ther work that gave their lives structure and meaning In the 1970s when "Patient Labor Was Outlawed These Practices Ceased And Patients Who "labor was utlawed these practices ceased and patients who found some peacerelief from their illnesses in work rituals were left to stare vacantly into television screens Thousands The Reformation (World History Series) ofthers were released into the streets as the institutions that had nce 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 f 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 kind Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of evidencef scarring Date With A Dead Doctor or a reflectionf the mental state Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of their patients Butn the whole they evoked a sense Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of peace with 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 pilesf records seat cushions etc seem to indicate that things ended uickly and no Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy one had the timer perhaps the energy to properly clean anything up Patients and staff left in a hurry and no Witchopoly one 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 mostf them were what caused their illnesses Was there something about society about the times that broke them How does that number compare with Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most our populationf the mentally ill today What happened to all Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of those people when they were released How could allf 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 many f us never experienced r knew Not what I was expecting Thought this would have been perhaps photos f things that we we re not allowed to normally see r Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of black and white photosf people who resided there rather it was a coffee table style book with pictures Boarding House of Hunks of theutside f 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 t expect photos f abuse and neglect but some interesting history architecture mostly but also the evolution Bec (The Demonata, of asylums the sad resultsf the loss The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of theriginal caring ideals and amazing pictures f 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 sta. L environment a regimen f fresh air and places for work exercise and cultural activities would heal mental illness But in the second half f the twentieth century after the introduction f psychotropic drugs and policy shifts toward community based care patient populations declined dramatically leaving many Our Planet: Our Home of these beautiful massive buildings and the patients who lived in them neglected and abandoned Architect and photographer Christopher Payne spent six years documenting the decayf 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 "of photography f abandoned Mental Hospitals The Internet Showcases A Variety hospitals The Internet showcases a variety sites "photography f abandoned mental hospitals The Internet showcases a variety f sites to explorations Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of such hospitals and homes for the feeble minded as they werence Payne s photographs will trigger so many thoughts and emotions Be preparedThe prologue and beginning essay explain the institution f mental health treatment in the 19th and early 20th century I was fascinated by the explanation f how the riginal meaning f asylum to mean a refuge was behind the use f the term to describe mental treatment facilities The use f 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 f the hospitals are abandoned now but some are still being used albeit it In the End only small portions One thing that was surprising was the sheer sizef 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 uter most wings As to the garagntuan size f these buildings Greystone Park State Hospital in NJ that pened in 1876 supposedly had the largest continuous foundation in the US and was surpassed nly by the Pentagon some 77 years later In later years the Cottage Plan became popular and consists f clusters f separate buildings similar to a college campus Overall a uick interesting read for anyone interested in the early days f 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 The Age of Treachery ornly make use f portions f their The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy 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 For than half the nation's history vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of the American landscape From the mid nineteenth century to the early twentiethver 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. Te 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 "of these decaying institutions their grandeur making it possible to understand how a mental asylum was nce "these decaying institutions their grandeur making it possible to understand how a mental asylum was nce 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 disintegrated When a Man Loves a Woman over time manifests itself with a stunning literalness in swirlsf peeling paint moldering ceilings and leaf strewn breezeways Similarly the people society has left behind are evoked with the simple image f an abandoned rack f multicolored patient toothbrushesAspects Keep From Falling of this book are creepy it brought to mind several horror movies notably Session 9 that I instantly wanted to rewatchnce I finished reading But it s surprisingly poignant too In his closing essay Payne talks about witnessing the destruction Catalogue the Insanity of Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts the exteriorf 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 photos Blessed Homecoming of Danvers being gutted are somef the most wrenching in the book There was something here something that mattered Shrek once 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 photographsf crumbling asylums It is a form f photojournalism that tells f the majesty Look Alikes Jr. of asylums their architecture interiors landscaping and purpose As well it tells the storyf 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 Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of my high school graduation some in my circlef 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 place Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of youth inclined to illegally imbiber ghost hunt at midnight He Remembers the Barren on weekends It has not an alluring place for me In truth I havenly been to the grounds The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf once while droppingff a classmate who lived in the newly constructed houses n the grounds The energy there is palpable and disturbing
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hau from 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 The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives of knowledge there must be but what good is Knowledge wherethers 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. 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 f suitcases never packed for the trip home Accompanying Payne's striking and powerful photographs is an essay by Oliver Sacks who described his The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini own experience working at a state mental hospital in his book Awakenings Sacks pays tribute to Payne's photographs and to the livesnce lived in these places where ne could be both mad and saf. ,

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