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Angels in the Architecture: A Photographic Elegy to an American Asylum (Great Lakes Books)

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ISBN: 0814332129
Издательство: Wayne State University Press
Год издания: 1905
Страниц: 212
Book DescriptionAngels in the Architecture is a photographic and historical study of one of America's last architecturally significant asylums, The former Northern Michigan Asylum, also known as the Traverse City State Hospital. Author and professional photographer, Heidi Johnson photographed and studied the site for 3 years from 1997 - 2000. Johnson's photographs of the institution today are juxtaposed with rare images from private collections and state archives. The photographs are augmented by powerful firsthand accounts of former staff members and patients that reveal both sad realities and surprising acts of kindness. The book takes readers on a rare tour through a nineteenth century asylum. Of particular interest is the hospital's "Building50", a four block long structure topped with twelve castle like spires that is now on the National Registry of Historic Places