Interaction by Design: Bringing People and Plants Together for Health and Well-Being: An International Symposium / Edition 1

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Features current design and application of garden spaces for the promotion of human health and well-being. The top names in horticultural therapy, landscape architecture, and landscape design address universal design of outdoor spaces and their therapeutic applications in this contributed volume. Interaction by Design speaks to readers in many disciplines, including AHTA, PPC, and ASLA members; academics and students in horticulture, horticulture therapy, environmental psychology, landscape architecture, social science, and urban planning; and professionals in landscape design, landscape architecture, horticultural therapy, and recreational therapy.

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This collection brings together 33 articles and a large selection of abstracts on the therapeutic use of gardens and nature. Among the case studies are two designs for Alzheimer's garden projects, use of gardens in hospital and mental hospital settings, methods for studying responses to nature, use of horticultural and reminiscence therapies with cognitive-impaired elderly, horticultural intervention for stress management, and several articles on facilitating communication between the horticulture, healthcare, and design communities (to which the contributors belong). Shoemaker teaches horticulture, forestry, and recreation resources at Kansas State U., Manhattan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813803234
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Candice A. Shoemaker is currently associate professor in the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources at Kansas State University—Manhattan. She was formerly the director of the Chicago Botanical Center and from 1991-1996, she served as assistant professor, faculty coordinator and program director; horticulture; Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia.

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Table of Contents




Section I. Communications with the Horticulture, Health Care, an Design Communities.

Section II. Design for Human Health and Well-Being.

Section III. Therapeutic Design Applications.

Section IV. Research.

Section V. Abstracts.

Section VI. Appendix.


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