Everybody needs beauty: in search of the nature cure

Walton, S (2021) Everybody needs beauty: in search of the nature cure. Bloomsbury, London. (Forthcoming)

Abstract

In an effort to uncover the long cultural legacy of the ‘nature cure’... Walton sets off to explore landscapes associated with healing – from the miraculous waters of Lourdes, to a turn-of-the century wilderness retreat in Bethel, Maine, and from the experimental farm of Craiglockhart in Scotland to a laboratory simulating the experience of nature indoors. On her journey, she examines the history and science behind the pull of these spaces, as well as writers like Kate Chopin, John Muir and Nan Shepherd who engaged with them – and asks the important question of just what will happen to our relationship with nature in the face of a rapidly changing environment.

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Divisions: School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 17:05
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