Synopses & Reviews
This introductory text offers a comprehensive overview of the basic knowledge required for the education of the professional interior designer. It emphasizes the foundation of, and expertise in, designing for people and their environments.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL BASES OF DESIGN. 1. Interior Design: An Introduction. 2. The Origins of Design. 3. The Evolution of Modern Design. 4. The Basic Theories of Design Composition. 5. Color and Light. Part II: PLANNING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SPACES. 6. Design as a Process. 7. Programming Interior Spaces. 8. Space Planning of Residential Interiors. 9. Space Planning of Commercial Interiors. Part III: THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS. 10. Environmental Concerns, Codes, and Regulations. 11. Interior Environmental Control and Support Systems. 12. Lighting for Interiors. PART IV: INTERIOR MATERIALS, ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS, FINISHES, AND COMPONENTS. 13. Materials: Characteristics and Applications. 14. Architectural Systems and Interior Finishes. 15. Interior Components. Part V: FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, AND EQUIPMENT. 16. Furniture. 17. Furnishings and Equipment. PART VI: ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTIVE. 18. Design Communication. 19. The Professional Practice of Interior Design: Business, Management, and the Future.