Discourses of regeneration in early twentieth-century Britain: from Bedlam to the Imperial War Museum
Source: Area, Volume 33, Number 4, December 2001 , pp. 382-390(9)
This paper examines the building that presently houses the Imperial War Museum, investigating the transformation of the archetypal mad space of the Bethlem Royal Hospital into what has been described as the biggest boys bedroom in London. Following recent concerns in human geography with Imperial cities, it highlights the differing ways in which this transformation embodies a number of themes of degeneration and regeneration in early twentieth-century Britain.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2001-12-01