Hand Drafting for Interior Design

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In Hand Drafting for Interior Design, Diana Bennett Wirtz uses her professional and academic experience to show readers how to create beautifully detailed interior design drawings to share with clients. She provides detailed examples of how to render furbaniture, floors, walls, windows, and even plants, in floor plans and elevations, using only drafting pencils, a T-square, and a triangle. The text covers the complete drafting process, from choosing the right tools through to a complete drawing that represents the designer’s ideas and concepts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563677373
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 946,054
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Bennett Wirtz is based at the Art Institute of Seattle, USA.

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Table of Contents

Drafting Tools
Windows, Walls, and Doors in a Floor Plan
Drawing Furbaniture in a Floor Plan
Drawing Flooring in a Floor Plan
Kitchens & Baths
Architectural Details in a Floor Plan
Interior Elevations
Exterior Elevations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010


    I purchased this book for a rendering class and have not used it yet. I wish I would have had it for my drafting class it would have been very helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

    Nothing comes close!

    I have had the pleasure of being in Diana Bennett Wirtz Hand drafting class's where she taught the techniques she lays out in her book. When I first started I couldn't draw a straight line and told her I did not think I would be able to create anything near as wonderful; but after following her directions, my skill grew quickly. There is no other book out there that can come close nor has as much detail in this craft. You will not be disappointed. This is a must buy book!

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

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    I have had the pleasure of being a student of Diana Bennett Wirtz, and was able to learn her drafting techniques first hand. Her style is very unique and worth learning. She has a style that will push all your drafting and renderings to the next level. The techniques she shows you in the book are not hard to learn and you won't be disappointed. She has a beautiful, stylized architectural handwriting throughout the book which is easy to trace until you learn it and can do it on your own. The book is full of stylized examples for everything from plants to drapes and even floor rugs. It's great for anyone who wants to take their architectural drafting and push it to describe the interiors better.

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