Art and Nature: Healing

ART AND NATURE: HEALING Design for Health in the UK and Japan

Produced in collaboration with the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, 'Art and Nature: Healing' by Graham Cooper describes some of the most illuminating and useful recent healthcare projects from the UK and Japan. Grounded on the principles of evidence based design this book explores issues and ideas on the future of healing environments. The aim is to raise awareness for how art, nature and health design can combine to improve quality of life through linking the users to their surroundings.  It considers the latest developments in cultivating health and the case studies are grouped under four themes: Art as nature's way to feed the senses, Benefits of nature, Building Health in the community, Health care in Japan.

It is forwarded by renowned physician Shigeaki Hinohara Chairman of the St Luke’s International Hospital recently awarded The Order of Culture. Also featured is 'The situation in Japan' compiled by Professor Yasushi Nagasawa, the intention is to provide an introduction to a significant issue for the 21st Century. It Includes the work of over seventy architects and artists involved with health care design.

'This is a timely book, a product of many years of enquiry into hospital and healing environments in the UK and Japan. Its author Graham Cooper is a well known authority in the fields of art and art therapy. In this book he opens up a wide ranging discussion of issues relating to healing, nature and art. The thoughtful and well researched texts offer food for thought and action and are firmly based on the accumulation of years of experience in the field' Publisher Dennis Sharp.

Reviews
East Greets West by Stephen Nicoll, a passionate exploration of the use of nature-inspired artworks and architecture HD Hospital Development
By Sandra Lawman South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Japan Society

Published in 2006 by BookArt Format: 225x225 mm, Pages 104, Price £13 incl UK P&P.
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