Nature, Design, and Health: Explorations of a Landscape Architect (Hardcover)

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Nature, Design, and Health: Explorations of a Landscape Architect (Hardcover)

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The internationally renowned landscape architect David Kamp, FASLA, has written a personal narrative of his innovative and influential landscape design philosophy and practice in Nature, Design, and Health. He traces the first stirrings of his interest in nature and design to his childhood in rural North Carolina. Kamp maintained his passion for landscape through his architectural studies at the University of Virginia, and these in turn helped prepare him for his first design project, the landscape for Australia's grand new Parliament House complex in Canberra (1980-1988).In the mid-1990s, at a pivotal time in his personal life, Kamp volunteered to design one of the first gardens created specifically for individuals with HIV/AIDS, the Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in East Harlem. The experience proved life-altering, and Kamp resolved to dedicate his practice to exploring the intimate web of relationships connecting design, nature, and modern healthcare.Throughout his career, Kamp has sought to put people of all ages in touch with nature, regardless of their capabilities--from children with autism spectrum disorder to elders with cognitive and physical challenges. He has also explored these ideas in the larger realm, where his plans have revitalized schools, parks, and urban waterfronts. By putting personal health on a continuum with environmental health, Kamp demonstrates that design partnering with nature can lead to more vibrant, resilient, and equitable communities.
David Kamp, FASLA, LF, NA is the founding principal of Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, located in New York City. Through practice, teaching, writing and advocacy, David's leadership and contributions promoting health through design and nature are at the forefront of the profession. A Harvard Loeb Fellow, MacDowell Colony Fellow member of the National Academy of Design, and recognized through numerous awards and publications, David has been featured in four nationally and internationally broadcast documentaries and received an Honorary Fellowship from University College Falmouth (UK) in recognition of his contributions to the landscape architecture profession. A frequent guest speaker and writer, teaching at universities and schools across the United States, Europe and Asia, David is an internationally recognized Thought Leader in the positive role of nature in promoting health in the built environment. An avid traveler, sketcher and photographer, personal and professional travels have brought David to over twenty-five countries. He currently resides with his husband, architect Michael Rubin, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Product Details ISBN: 9781952620393
ISBN-10: 1952620392
Publisher: Library of American Landscape History
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English