Designing for Play (Design and the Built Environment) by Barbara E. Hendricks

By Barbara E. Hendricks

Architects, panorama designers, developers, gardeners and academics have all at it slow been referred to as upon to layout a play quarter. regrettably, this variety has now not ended in an analogous variety of layout options for this very not easy activity. regardless of a proliferation of 'how to' books in this topic, playgrounds have remained nearly an identical through the international given that their construction over a century in the past. this isn't a 'how to' layout ebook. as a substitute, in keeping with thirty years' adventure as a expert play quarter fashion designer, Barbara Hendricks info a considerably new strategy, utilizing state of the art pondering from baby improvement and baby psychology to discover cutting edge layout ideas, not easy the confirmed notions of play provision. masking key sociological, public coverage, environmental and layout concerns, this publication offers designers with an exploration of and advisor to, designing from a 'child's eye' view of the area. fantastically crafted and copiously illustrated with quite a few examples of lately designed playgrounds, this ebook is not just stimulating and informative, yet enjoyable to learn and heavily playful in itself. This moment variation brings the textual content modern from 2001 to 2010 with further dialogue approximately new rules for play sector designs and what has no longer labored some time past decade.

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