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Therapeutic Landscapes by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-10-21
This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.
Healing Gardens by
Call Number: BE Library - WB 890 H434 1999
Publication Date: 1999-06-15
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. Order your copy of this practical guide to the therapeutic effects and design of healing gardens today.
Restorative Gardens by
Call Number: BE Library - SB472.45 .G47 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-11
Restorative gardens for the sick, which were a vital part of the healing process from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, provided ordered settings in which patients could begin to heal, both physically and mentally. In this book, a landscape architect, a physician and a historian examine the history and role of restorative gardens to show why it is important to again integrate nature into the institutional - and largely factorylike - settings of modern health care facilities. The authors present the history of restorative gardens and studies six American health care centers that cherish the role of their gardens in the therapeutic process. These institutions are examined in detail: community hospitals in Wasau, Wisconisn, and Monterey, California; a full-care mental institution in Philadelphia; a nursing home in Queens; a facility for rehabilitative medicine in New York City; and a hospice in Houston.
The Healing Landscape by
Call Number: BE Library - SB472.45 .T97 1998
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Based on the principle that the physical environment has a profound effect on well-being, The Healing Landscape is a thoughtful and thorough guide to planning, designing, and building therapeutic gardens for health-care facilities and assisted-living environments. Fully illustrated with detailed descriptions, line drawings, and photographs, this step-by-step guide will enable designers and health-care professionals to work together to create harmonious outdoor spaces that can heal both the body and the spirit.Using classic design theory and people/ environment research, this unique volume covers such topics as the therapeutic aspects of landscapes ... case studies of various settings ... design goals and garden elements ... and integrating indoor and outdoor design.A practical handbook for landscape architects, architects, planners, and facility managers who wish to make use of the healing powers of outdoor spaces.
Creating Eden by
Call Number: BE Library - QK46.5.H85 B37 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
The enduring and universal metaphor of the garden is a simple yet profound tool for counteracting the numbing effects of modern life. Creating Eden is Marilyn Barrett's evocative meditation on gardening as a tool for self-exploration and natural healing. Here the principles of psychology and ecological gardening are combined to create a helpful guide to achieving serenity and balance.