Harkness, Sarah P., and James N. Groom. New York, Whitney Library of Design, 1976.
English, First Edition, Very Good, Softcover, 4to, 9” x 9", 79 pp.
Stiff blue wrappers in publisher’s black-and-grey printed transparent plastic dust jacket, white text and black illustration to front, white text to spine, white text to back. Light soiling to top edge, very minor foxing to fore edge, minor wear to front and back hinges, minor shelf wear to front and back covers, interior of cover lightly age toned, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Clear plastic dust jacket showing light shelf wear to front and back covers, otherwise clean showing no chips or tears and unmarked. 79 pp. Replete with black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and blueprints. Black-and-white photograph of a woman in a wheelchair gardening at frontis. Complete with foreword, contents, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, comparison chart keys, bibliography, and index. Harkness and Groom provide a guide to designing and creating inclusive spaces for disabled individuals. From the dust jacket: “First, the book discusses the needs of the disabled–the blind and the deaf, the manipulatory, ambulant, and chairbound disabled–in terms of their particular disability…Then, the book describes the areas of architectural planning–from site development to interior planning such areas as doorways and corridors to specialized support spaces such as restrooms and kitchens.” A helpful guide paired with detailed visuals that educate on the ways to make conventional architecture more inclusive.