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Therapeutic Gardens

Design for Healing Spaces

By Daniel Winterbottom, Amy Wagenfeld

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
324
Publication Date
May 19, 2015
ISBN
9781604694420

Therapeutic Gardens

Design for Healing Spaces

By Daniel Winterbottom, Amy Wagenfeld

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“For those who believe in the healing power of nature, or those who are interested in the history of therapeutic garden design and philosophies, Therapeutic Gardens is a great resource and a fascinating book.”NYBG’s Plant Talk

In Therapeutic Gardens, landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld present an innovative approach that translates therapeutic design principles into practice. This comprehensive book uses examples from around the world to demonstrate how healing spaces can be designed to support learning, movement, sensory nurturance, and reconciliation, as well as improved health. This important book sheds lights on how the combined strength of multiple disciplines provide the tools necessary to design meaningful and successful landscapes for those in the greatest need.

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Review quotes

“This incredible book has that rare combination of beautiful design and applied therapeutic science, which together make it a complete, balanced, and valuable resource.” —Charles Christiansen, Executive Director of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation

“Beautifully illustrated and clearly written from a cross-disciplinary perspective. . . . an outstanding contribution to the field of therapeutic garden design.” —Reuben Rainey, FASLA, Co-director of the Center for Design and Health at University of Virginia

“Expertly captures the art of designing therapeutic gardens.” —Teresia Hazen, Coordinator of the Therapeutic Garden Program, Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon

“Demonstrates how a thoughtful and imaginatively designed garden can assume its rightful place alongside the cadre of helping professions, offering relief, respite, and even repair for what ails the mind, body, and spirit.” —Kenneth Helphand, FASLA, Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus in the Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Oregon

“From private to prison gardens and gardens for veterans, immigrants, and the homeless, this richly illustrated landmark introduction to therapeutic living spaces will inspire gardeners of all kinds to think more deeply about the holistic and healing potential of their spaces.” —Booklist

“The authors clearly demonstrate the value added by infusing the design, from its initiation, with input from the garden’s potential users. . . . Anyone directing the establishment of a garden in a public space will find these strategies for inclusive design useful.” —Library Journal

“For those who believe in the healing power of nature, or those who are interested in the history of therapeutic garden design and philosophies, Therapeutic Gardens is a great resource and a fascinating book.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk

 “This well-researched and written, fact-based handbook is full of advice for anyone new to therapeutic garden design—definitely a book worth having.” —The Garden

“A practical guide that demonstrates the supportive role of green space.” —Gardens Illustrated

“Readers seeking ideas and models will happily wear this book out.” —Planning magazine

“This book is a rare piece of interdisciplinary collaboration between a landscape architect and occupational therapist and functions as both a source of inspiration for students and practicing landscape architects and a manifesto for compassionate, user-centered design. It adds a valuable voice to an ongoing conversation in our profession.” —Therapeutic Landscapes Network

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
324
Publication Date
May 19, 2015
ISBN
9781604694420

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