Beginnings of Interior Environment

Beginnings of Interior Environment

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For coursework in Interior Design.The input from numerous practicing designers and the addition of nearly 500 new images and illustrations make this one of the top introductory design texts. Taking a broad approach to the subject, this book covers the essentials that students will need to become professional members of the interior design industry. It introduces readers to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design. Particular attention is given to the technical requirements of creative three dimensional interior environments and the furnishings, finishes, and fabrics available to enhance that more

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  • Hardback | 385 pages
  • 217.9 x 285 x 20.3mm | 1,033.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0130832901
  • 9780130832900

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I. INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS. 1. Understanding Interior Design. Pictorial Essay: History of Style. II. DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS. 2. Elements and Principles of Design. 3. Color. III. BUILDING SYSTEMS. 4. Construction, Systems, and Codes. 5. Lighting, Electrical, and Communications. IV. SPACE. 6. Space Planning: Furnishings to Rooms. 7. Space Planning: Rooms to Buildings. V. FURNISHINGS, FABRICS, AND BACKGROUND ELEMENTS. 8. Furniture and Accessories. 9. Textiles. 10. Backgrounds: Floors. 11. Backgrounds: Ceilings and Walls. 12. Backgrounds: Doors, Windows, and Fireplaces. VI. THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN. 13. Interior Design as a Career. Appendix. Glossary. References. more

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