The first edition of this major survey on interior design by John Pile won the 2001 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Educational Foundation/Joel Polsky Prize. Now this standard history has been updated to reflect greater coverage of non-Western design, as well as vernacular and residential interiors. A deeper exploration of sustainable design and a CD-ROM with an interactive presentation of periods and styles makes this the most relevant text available. Includes more than 500 photographs and drawings in color and black and white.
John Pile was Professor of Design at the renowned Pratt Institute, Brooklyn for most of his teaching career. He is the author of twelve books on furniture, colour, draughtsmanship, office planning, and other aspects of interior design.