This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond /

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Author / Creator:Jay, Mike, 1959 December 14- author, curator.
Imprint:London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016.
Description:255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Subject:Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
Asylums -- History -- Exhibitions.
Psychiatric hospitals -- History -- Exhibitions.
Mental illness -- History -- Exhibitions.
Mentally ill -- History -- Exhibitions.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history.
Mentally Ill Persons -- history.
Mental health services -- History.
Mental health services.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Mentally ill -- Care.
Psychiatric hospitals.
Great Britain.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Rodríguez Muñoz, Bárbara, curator.
Wellcome Collection, organizer, host instituition.
Notes:"This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', curated by Mike Jay and Bárbara Rodriguez Mun̋oz, held at Wellcome Collection, London, from 15 September 2016 to 15 January 2017." -- Page 255.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Is mental illness - or madness - at root an illness of the body, a disease of the mind, or a sickness of the soul? Should those who suffer from it be secluded from society or integrated more fully into it? This book explores the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the madhouse, designed to segregate its inmates from society; the lunatic asylum, which intended to restore the reason of sufferers by humane treatment; and the mental hospital, which reduced their conditions to diseases of the brain. Rarely seen photographs and illustrations drawn from the archives of mental institutions in Europe and the U.S. illuminate and reinforce the compelling narrative, while extensive 'gallery' sections present revealing and thought-provoking artworks by asylum patients and other artists from each era of the institution and beyond.

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Call Number: RC439 .J49 2016
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