Resource for Week 7

Barry Edginton’s The Design of Moral Architecture at The York Retreat, discusses how important architecture was for the ideal of Moral Treatment. I believe this article goes well with our reading for this week because Britain’s asylum architecture for the York Retreat eventually influenced America’s mental hospitals. The author focusses on the founder of the York Retreat, William Tuke, and the role the architect, John Bevans played in the building and the shift towards moral treatment. Their wish was not only to act as a moral treatment but also to provide it in the physical sense. This article can be found at the following link:

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