Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated

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The bestselling guide to interior design updated and expanded for a new generation
For over three decades, Francis D.K. Ching's integrated, comprehensive approach to presenting the elements of architecture and design has helped millions of students and professionals alike visualize and make sense of complex concepts. As functional as it is beautiful, this richly illustrated Third Edition of Ching's classic, Interior Design Illustrated, is a visual introduction to designing for interior spaces, to the building elements and environmental systems within them, and to the details of furnishings and interior finishes. Beginning designers will appreciate this updated and expanded edition's for its concise and accessible presentation of key concepts and practices, while established designers will cherish it for its many practical insights into the relationship between building structures and interior spaces.

Updated and expanded to include new information on building codes, building information modeling, and sustainability
Includes new content on Indoor Air Quality and other issues in environmental systems, as well as the latest on data/communication and security systems
Now features a richly illustrated section explaining the role of color in interior design, along with teaching resources available online
Updated and expanded for a new generation of students and practitioners, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition is sure to remain the standard reference for many years to come.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 215 x 278 x 23mm | 1,056g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • ill
  • 1118090713
  • 9781118090718
  • 73,210

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Ching's bestselling approach to interior design--updated in this new, expanded edition In this elegant new edition, Francis D.K. Ching takes his integrated approach to interior design several steps further. A highly functional and beautifully illustrated work, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition offers a thorough introduction to interior design, addressing the architectural requirements of interior spaces and the details of furnishing and interior finishes.

This new edition offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.

Featuring a full-color section on the role of color in interior design, as well as teaching resources available for the first time, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition provides new and expanded information on:

Building codes, building information modeling, and sustainability

Indoor air quality, environmental systems, data/communication, and security systems

Translating functional needs into design decisions

Integrating environmental, health, safety, comfort, and conveyance systems into a building's structure and the design of its interior space

The functional, aesthetic, and expressive roles design elements can play in the development of three-dimensional space
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Table of contents

Preface v
1 Interior Space 1

2 Interior Design 35

3 A Design Vocabulary 83

4 Interior Building Elements 147

5 Interior Environmental Systems 219

6 Lighting and Acoustics 247

7 Finish Materials 287

8 Furnishings 317

Appendix 353

Glossary 361

Bibliography 365

Index 367
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About Francis D. K. Ching

Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including
Design Drawing; Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Building Construction Illustrated; and
Building Codes Illustrated, all from Wiley
Corky Binggeli, ASID, is a principal at Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Boston and has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Boston Architectural College. A professional member of ASID and past president of ASID New England, she is the author of Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors; Materials for Interior Environments; Building Systems for Interior Designers; and coeditor of Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition, all from Wiley.
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