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- DescriptionDreaded and reviled by many, the nineteenth-century buildings provide a unique window on how the Victorians housed and treated the mentally ill. This book offers an insight into their history, their often imposing architecture and their later decline.
- Author Biography<b>Sarah Rutherford</b> is a Kew-trained horticulturist who obtained an MA in the conservation of historic parks and gardens at York University. She later worked for English Heritage assessing sites across England for the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, becoming Head of the Register. During this time she researched and completed her doctoral thesis on the landscapes of nineteenth-century lunatic asylums and visited many before they were closed and redeveloped. She is now an enthusiastic freelance consultant researching and writing conservation plans for parks and gardens.
- Author(s)Sarah Rutherford
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication30/04/2008
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleShire Library
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 461
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintShire Publications Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight136 g
- Width149 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine4 mm
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