“I have rarely read a more fascinating book. Zeisel manages to provide easy-to-understand explanations of novel applications and familiar concepts.” (The Fulcrum)
“The best practical guide to researching and understanding buildings' functions.” (Architects' Journal)
“What John Zeisel does better than anyone else is to link social science research to design practice.” (Dr Francis Duffy, RIBA, founder, DEGW Architects and Planners)
“This book’s emphasis on the emerging connection between neuroscience, physical environment, and health improvement provides environmental designers with new and important keys to creating better supportive environments for everyone, including people living with Alzheimer’s.” (Elizabeth Brawley, author of Design Innovations in Aging)
“The design community is ripe for a revival of research, especially for ideas and practices that inform design’s contribution to human experience. Zeisel invites us into the tent to inspire us with the biggest idea of all: that neuroscience can help us create places that enhance the performance of our brains.” (Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Adaptive Environments)
“This extremely readable yet profound book provides every architect, building client, and policy maker with the practical steps needed to create buildings that ‘work’ and then to learn from both their successes and their mistakes to create even better buildings in the future. Illustrated case studies clearly demonstrate the constructive impact that Zeisel’s approach can have in design practice.” (Victor Regnier FAIA, professor of architecture and gerontology, University of Southern California)
About the Author
John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care in Lexington, Massachusetts, and lives in New York City.