Winner of the 2016 Environmental Design Research Association Great Places Book Award
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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More than ever before, landscape architects, garden designers, and healthcare professionals are asked to create gardens that meet the physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of a wide range of user groups. Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld present a collaborative approach that successfully translates the principles of therapeutic design into practice. Using examples from around the world, this practical guide demonstrates how gardens can support learning, movement, reconciliation, and memorialization, as well as improve physical and psychological health.About the Author:
Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA, is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington and earned his MLa from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Daniel's research is in landscape as a cultural expression, ecological urban design, and healing/restorative landscapes built in the environement. His firm, Winterbottom Design, Inc., focuses on designing healing/resorative gardens.
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