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Healing gardens : therapeutic benefits and design recommendations
Marcus, Clare Cooper.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
x, 610 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
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RM735.7.G37 H43 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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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Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Historic and Cultural OverviewC. Marcus and M. Barnes
Effects of Gardens on Health Outcomes: Theory and ResearchR. Ulrich
Design PhilosophyM. Barnes and C. Marcus
Acute Care General Hospitals: Typology of Outdoor SpacesC. Marcus
Acute Care General Hospitals: Case Studies and Design GuidelinesC. Marcus and M. Barnes
Psychiatric HospitalsN. Sachs
Healing Gardens for ChildrenR. Moore
Nursing Home GardensD. McBride
Alzheimer's Treatment GardensJ. Zeisel and M. Tyson
Hospice GardensC. Marcus
Getting it DoneM. Barnes and C. Marcus
Conclusions and ProspectsT. Hartig, et al.