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Beautiful Universal Design: A Visual Guide

Author: Leibrock, C., Terry, J.
Type: Book
Year: 1999


This superb, visually-oriented guide to universal design reflects a new generation of products and design solutions. Instead of focusing on barrier-free prescriptions for specific disabilities, it emphasizes design and product specification decisions that make facilities more useful to all. 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. 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.

Further Details

Pages: 183
Publish Location: New York
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN/ISSN: 0471293067
Accession Number: 24.10.02
Keywords: older, ramp, stair, lift, universal, design
Reads: 165