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Beautiful Universal Design: A Visual Guide Hardcover – Import, 26 May 1999


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One of the essential benefits of universal design is that it recognizes the rich diversity of our population and serves us all. By helping design professionals transcend the restrictive "code compliance" mindset that can straitjacket the imagination, Beautiful Universal Design shows that it is possible to give free reign to individual expression and originality while finding creative design solutions that work for everyone. Building on the success of the award–winning book, Beautiful Barrier–Free, Cynthia A. Leibrock and James Evan Terry offer hundreds of universal design ideas that take advantage of today′s products and technology, with detailed coverage of:
∗ Exterior planning, ramps, stairs, and elevators
∗ Electrical, mechanical, and acoustical equipment
∗ Floor coverings and ceiling/wall finishes
∗ Furniture and accessories, including signage
∗ Kitchens, bathrooms, and utility spaces
∗ Historic preservation, retail, healthcare, transportation, recreation, and hospitality
Illustrated with full–color photographs showing universal design concepts in finished settings, the book also features case studies of accessible design installations for residential and business spaces, including specific examples of library, airport, stadium, and courthouse design. The world of universal design is overflowing with opportunities for creative innovation, with ideas to expand the market, integrate users, and eliminate disability by design. This book is a cardinal studio resource for anyone interested in exploring them.

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The freedom to go beyond compliance . . .

Following in the successful footsteps of the award–winning book, Beautiful Barrier–Free, universal design experts Cynthia A. Leibrock and James Evan Terry present a fresh generation of flexible design solutions in Beautiful Universal Design. Combining coverage of full design installations for a wide variety of settings with an in–depth examination of individual elements that range from exterior landscaping and approach to interior finishes, furnishings, signage, and more, this superb visual guide is an inspiring idea resource to creatively integrate people of all ages and abilities.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (26 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471293067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471293064
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 1.8 x 28.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,41,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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