Asylum : inside the closed world of state mental hospitals / photographs by Christopher Payne ; with an essay by Oliver Sacks.
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780262013499 (hbk.) : 0262013495 (hbk.) :
This work explores the grand exteriors and crumbling interiors of America's abandoned state mental hospitals. Architect and photographer Christopher Payne sepent six years documenting the decay of state mental hospitals, visiting institutions in 30 states. The book is a result of his findings.
216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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