From Library Journal
The editor of Hospitality and Restaurant Design No. 2 and Corporate Interiors No. 4, Yee has assembled a catalog of 100 medical and fitness facilities recently completed in the United States by 34 top design firms. The photos are glossy, and the text is upbeat. The complete package, however, recalls Stephen Verderber and David Fine's condemnation of "coffee-table books [that] tend to provide scant narrative on planning and design and tend to eschew critical analysis" (Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation, Yale Univ., 2000). Oblivious to the inequitable and chaotic state of our nation's healthcare systems, Yee depicts the healthcare environment as a Shangri-La where pampered consumers exercise "the power of choice" in settings reminiscent of luxury hotels or spas. For a better understanding of current trends, get the Verderber and Fine book. Yee's book is recommended only for healthcare administrators, architects, and design consultants who prefer not to be distracted by the troubling realities of healthcare provision while they ponder color schemes, fabrics, furnishings, and ambience. David Soltsz, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH
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About the Author
Roger Yee, a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, has been honored by the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Interior Designers. The creator of InterPlan
, the New York interior design expo, he lives in New York City.
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