Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations (Hardcover)

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By Clare Cooper Marcus (Editor), Marni Barnes (Editor)
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Unique and comprehensive, Healing Gardens provides up-to-date coverage of research findings, relevant design principles and approaches, and best practice examples of or more and more people, the shortest road to recovery is the one that leads through a healing garden. Combining up-to-date information on the therapeutic benefits of healing gardens with practical design guidance from leading experts in the field, Healing Gardens is an invaluable guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities as well as an extremely useful reference for those responsible for patient care. With the help of site plans, photographs, and more, the editors present design guidelines and case studies for outdoor spaces in a range of medical settings, including:
  • Acute care general hospitals.
  • Psychiatric hospitals.
  • Children's hospitals.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Alzheimer's facilities.
  • Hospices.

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About the Author

CLARE COOPER MARCUS is Professor Emerita of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Principal of Healing Landscapes. MARNI BARNES is a psychotherapist and practicing landscape architect in Palo Alto, California, and a principal of Healing Landscapes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780471192039
ISBN-10: 0471192031
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: June 15th, 1999
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design