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Author Adams, Annmarie.

Title Architecture in the family way : doctors, houses, and women, 1870-1900 / Annemarie Adams
Published Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1996
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Series McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; v. 4
McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 4.
Contents The International Health Exhibition of 1884 -- Doctors as Architects -- Female regulation of the healthy home -- childbirth at Home -- Domestic architecture and Victorian Feminism
Summary In this revealing look at the forces influencing domestic life, health, and architecture in Victorian England, Annmarie Adams argues that the many significant changes in this period were due not to architects' efforts but to the work of feminists and health reformers. Contrary to the widely held belief that the home symbolized a refuge and safe haven to Victorians, Adams reveals that middle-class houses were actually considered poisonous and dangerous and explores the involvement of physicians in exposing "unhealthy" architecture and designing improved domestic environments. She examines the contradictory roles of middle-class women as both regulators of healthy houses and sources of disease and danger within their own homes, particularly during childbirth. Architecture in the Family Way sheds light on an ambiguous period in the histories of architecture, medicine, and women, revealing it to be a time of turmoil, not of progress and reform as is often assumed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-221) and index
Notes English
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Subject Großbritannien Consulate Frankfurt am Main
Architecture, Domestic -- Health aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century
Housing and health -- England -- History -- 19th century
Architecture, Victorian -- England
Architecture and women -- England -- History -- 19th century
Health care reform.
Architecture as Topic -- history
History, 19th Century
Health Care Reform
Life Style
Women's Rights -- history
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Residential.
HOUSE & HOME -- Design & Construction.
Architecture and women.
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects.
Architecture, Victorian.
Housing and health.
Sociale aspecten.
Architecture domestique -- Aspect sanitaire -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e siècle.
Architecture domestique -- Aspect social -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e siècle.
Hygiène de l'habitat -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e siècle.
Architecture victorienne -- Aspect social.
Politique sanitaire -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e siècle.
Geschichte 1870-1900.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773565869