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Universal Design for the Home: Great Looking, Great Living Design for All Ages, Abilities, and Circumstances Paperback – February 1, 2008
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"Jordan, Wendy A. Universal Design for the Home: Great-Looking, Great-Living Design for All Ages, Abilities, & Circumstances. Quarry: Quayside. Feb. 2008. c.203p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-59253-381-7. pap. $24.99."
INTERIOR DESIGN "Universal design" as defined by architect Ron Mace, who coined the phrase, is "the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." Jordan (Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places) shows how a home that is accommodating to all can also have a stylish decor. Some 15 newly built or renovated homes are featured, for which Jordan explains the inhabitantsa lifestyles and physical challenges. Color photographs and some before-and-after floor plans show how accessibility standards have been incorporated. A list of resources is provided. Since few books address how to make a home barrier-free without creating an institutionalized look, this book is recommended for all public libraries.
"--Library Journal, January 2008"
About the Author
Wendy A. Jordan is an award-winning writer and editor with expertise in residential remodeling and home building. She is the author or coauthor of ten books, senior contributing editor of Professional Remodeler magazine, and a regular contributor towww.hgtvpro .com. She has written numerous articles on remodeling subjects for Better Homes and Gardens special-interest publications.
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I have passed the word...gotten one book. Gave that one away and going to buy another!
Plus got the library copy for a friend who is going through a crisis situation and needs to build a handicap accessible home, asap!
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Wendy is very smart to use a great deal of information from the University of North Carolina.Read more
Ing preliminary planning it would be helpful to see some...Read more