Synopses & Reviews
- Chapters organized from the general to the specific.
- List of key terms and summary of key points for each chapter
- "Conversations" (interviews with well-known experts in the design field)
- "Then and Now" (comparative snapshots of design trends and personalities)
- "Time Line" (illustrated historical review of interior design highlights)
- Case studies and exercises to encourage application of knowledge to practice
- Appendices including glossary of terms (with pronunciation guides); list of web sites and resources; educational, professional, and trade organizations; and references by topic.
- Instructor's Guide includes recommended course outlines for quarter and semester courses; lecture notes and suggestions for teaching each chapters; and exercises, projects, assignments and exams for a variety of levels
- Video Interviews
- Sample forms and charts relating to the business practice chapters
Foundations of Interior Design introduces readers to the creative, technical, and business skills required by the career on which they are about to embark. The service approach focuses on creating safe, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing spaces for residential and contract clients and addresses the current concerns of the design process, sustainability, universal design, and adaptive reuse. Works of professionally-trained interior designers and students richly illustrate the stages of the design process. A variety of engaging presentations on the accompanying CD-ROM reinforce readers understanding and appreciation of the subject.
This text is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. It encompasses colour theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting and the basics of running a business.
Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical, and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. The book encompasses color theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting, and the basics of running a business, and includes an integrated CD-ROM designed to help students apply what they learn in a hands-on fashion. This thoroughly updated 2nd edition, which addresses contemporary concerns such as sustainability, universal design, and adaptive reuse, is richly illustrated with images that reflect current trends in products and interiors. The book is rooted in a practical approach to creating safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing spaces for residential and contract clients.
About the Author
Susan J. Slotkis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Department of Fashion Institute of Technology and an adjunct instructor at New York University, USA. For 25 years she has provided interior design services through her firm Profiles-Personalized Interiors. She develops and delivers seminars on a variety of design topics.
Table of Contents
The Interior Design Profession
Socially Responsible Design
Design Theory: Aesthetics, Elements & Principles of Design
Color Theory & Application
The Design Process: Overview of Project Phases
Communicating the Vision
Light and Lighting Systems
Architectural Elements: The Shell
Finishing the Interior: The Lining
Furnishing the Interior: Feathering the Nest
Period Design Styles: Antiquity (c. 4500BC-AD500) - Empire Style (c. 1789-1848)
Period Design Styles: Revival Styles (c. 1830-1880) - Contemporary Style (c. 1960-present)
Forecasting and Trends