Otto Wagner and the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital: Architecture as Misunderstanding

Topp, Leslie
March 2005
Art Bulletin;Mar2005, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p130
Academic Journal
Explores the process through which the Lower Austrian Provincial Institutions for the Care and Cure of the Mentally and Nervously Ill or the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital, was initiated, planned, designed, built and represented to the public. Interaction between asylum psychiatry and modern architecture in the Steinhof complex; Features of asylum reform in Austria; Design for the complex by architect Otto Wagner.


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