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Description - The Spaces of the Hospital by Dana Arnold

Shaping London, Shaping Lives explores the role and significance of hospitals as agents of change in London c1700-1840. Eight hospitals (Bethlehem, Chelsea, Christ's, Foundling, Greenwich, Royal London, St Bartholomew's and St George's) are used as case studies to investigate the interaction between the institution and its urban environment in terms of demographic trends, urban development and planning and the influence of the architects and surveyors to these institutions in the architectural design. The book highlights how hospitals helped shape London in terms of metropolitan infrastructure and the built fabric. The author does not set out to construct a linear, progressive history of each of these hospitals but chooses to explore the diversity and difference between them and how they fit into broader paradigms of social, political and cultural life in the capital during the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415325165
ISBN-10: 0415325161
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dana Arnold

Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Middlesex University, London. Her other writings on London include Rural Urbanism: London landscapes in the early nineteenth century (2006) and Representing the Metropolis: Architecture, urban experience and social life in London 1800-1840 (2000).

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