As the first phase of planning for renovations to the Royal Institute for Deaf-Mutes in Paris neared its end in the early 1820s, the architect then in charge, Antoine-Marie Peyre, sent a testy letter to Baron Hély d'Oissel, director of public works, regarding a series of “observations” on the plans that Jean-Jacques Tardieu of the Conseil des Bâtiments Civils (Civil Buildings Council) had recently sent him. The council, conceived in 1791 and established in 1795 under the Ministry of the Interior, comprised architectural specialists who oversaw the design, planning, and financing of all public buildings throughout the nation. Would not a single entrance be preferable and safer for...
From Outcast to Citizen: Disability, Education, and Architecture in Postrevolutionary Paris
Sun-Young Park is a scholar of nineteenth-century France who studies the intersections of architectural, urban, and medical history. She is the author of Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). She received her PhD from Harvard University. https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/spark53
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Sun-Young Park; From Outcast to Citizen: Disability, Education, and Architecture in Postrevolutionary Paris. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2020; 79 (2): 171–191. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2020.79.2.171
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