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Your Naturally Healthy Home: Stylish, Safe, Simpleby Allan Berman
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're building a new house or upgrading the one you've already got, Your Naturally Healthy Home will help you create a home that is comfortable to live in as well as kind to your health and to the planet. With more than 200 lush color photographs for inspiration, you'll find all this and more in this essential handbook for the environmentally conscious homeowner:
Book News Annotation:
Traditionally, says the author, home furnishings needed to be practical, durable, and beautiful. To this, Berman has added the need to be safe in the home and for the environment. And so Berman looks to longstanding traditions of home building, where less was more, local materials were employed, rawer materials used, processed materials produced cleanly, and breakdown upon disposal was not a millennial affair. Four chapters address design and environment; light, heat, and air; materials; and information on household appliances, eco-labeling, and chemicals. The book is replete with impressive color photos and a short list of sources to find advice and materials. Berman is an architect in England increasingly involved with environmental design.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An experienced architect provides homeowners who are redecorating or remodeling with up-to-date information on the latest earth-friendly materials and techniques with this easy-to-use guide. Includes comparison charts on products available. 200 full-color photos. 40 charts & tables.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
Alan Berman is a partner in Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, based in Oxford, England. He has extensive experience in renovating historic properties as well as in designing new buildings and interiors. His practice is becoming increasingly involved with environmental design, and he sees this as a key concern in the building and decorating of homes in the future. Berman is also the author of Floor Magic. Away from the drawing board, he is an enthusiastic potter and a collector of Eastern rugs.
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