Beginnings of Interior Environments

Beginnings of Interior Environments

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For coursework in Interior Design. With over 700 vivid images and illustrations along with the wisdom of numerous practicing designers, this text provides a practical approach to introductory interior design. Covering the profession for both commercial and residential environments, the Ninth Edition introduces students to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design. Exploring topics such as the space planning process, environmental sensitivity, and multicultural design, this text contains both the necessary information and applications students need to begin their interior design education.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 0130457701
  • 9780130457707

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"The classic introductory text that explains the profession of interior design for bout commercial and residential environments."THIS EDITION FEATURES THE FOLLOWING: Information about the professional organizations of ASID, IIDA, IDC, and IDECDesign concepts that follow EIDER and NCIDQ requirementsA practical approach to introductory interior design education. Meets the needs for both information and applicationProfessional "Design Scenarios"--actual case histories--tell the stories that apply the knowledgeSpecial sections on "Sustainable Design" address environmental sensitivity and the LEED programEmphasis on multi-cultural design and universal design applicationsOver 700 images and illustrationsshow more

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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 A: Residential Programming Questionnaire. Appendix B: Furniture Inventory Sheet. Appendix C: Typical Set of Residential Construction Drawings. Glossary. References. Index.show more

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