Publication Announcement - Health and Architecture: The History of Spaces of Healing and Care in the Pre-Modern Era

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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of the new book, Health and Architecture: The History of Spaces of Healing and Care in the Pre-Modern Era

Description: Whether constructed as part of Chinese palaces in the 15th century or the religious complexes in 16th century Ottoman Istanbul, the healthcare facility throughout history is a built environment intended to promote healing and caring. The essays in this volume address how the relationships between architectural forms associated with healthcare and other buildings in the pre-modern era, such as bathhouses, almshouses, schools and places of worship, reflect changing attitudes towards healing. They explore the impact of medical advances on the design of hospitals across various times and geographies, and examine the historic construction processes and the stylistic connections between places of care and other building types, and their development in urban context. Deploying new methodological, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the analysis of healthcare facilities, Health and Architecture demonstrates how the spaces of healthcare themselves offer some of the most powerful and practical articulations of therapy. Health and Architecture offers a uniquely global overview of the healthcare facility in the pre-modern era, engaging in a cross-cultural analysis of the architectural response to medical developments and the formation of specialized hospitals as an independent building typology.

Title:  Health and Architecture: The History of Spaces of Healing and Care in the Pre-Modern Era
Editor: Mohammad Gharipour
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
ISBN13: 9781350217379
Number of pages: 392
For more information, please see the webpage.
 
Best regards,
Mohammad
 
Mohammad Gharipour, PhD
Professor of Architecture and Architectural History, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA
Founding Editor and Director, International Journal of Islamic Architecture