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Interiors: An Introduction is the starting point for a lifetime of design education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Whether the goal is a career in interior design, or simply a better understanding of how to enhance one's own living space, the information and ideas in this text will help readers achieve it.

Interiors offers an introduction to the elements, practice, and aesthetics of residential and nonresidential interior design, as well as their applications. In addition, the authors describe the numerous choices of materials, furnishings, and components used in interior design.

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A comprehensive treatment of the philosophy, principles, and materials of interior design, focusing on residential interiors, with a section at the end of each chapter focusing on non- residential considerations. This edition (first, 1990) includes a new section on design for special populations, including the elderly, physically handicapped, and visually impaired, as well as sections on historic design and the design profession. The glossary is particularly thorough. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072965209
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/18/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: THE PROCESS AND PROFESSION OF DESIGN


INTERIOR DESIGN: A LIFETIME PURSUIT

THE PROCESS OF DESIGN

THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION

CHAPTER 2: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN DESIGN


SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

TWO DESIGN PROBLEMS

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

CHAPTER 3: DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS


THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

DESIGN DISCERNMENT AND EXCELLENCE

CHAPTER 4: COLOR


HOW WE SEE COLOR

COLOR THEORY

COLOR HARMONY

RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL USES OF COLOR

CHAPTER 5: LIGHTING AND TECHNOLOGY


LIGHTING IN INTERIOR DESIGN

NATURAL LIGHT

ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING

LIGHT AND THE MIND AND BODY

POWER TERMINOLOGY AND UNITS OF MEASUREMENT

LUMINAIRES, OR LIGHTING FIXTURES

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

TECHNOLOGY

CHAPTER 6: SPACE PLANNING


PRIORITIZING NEEDS AND WANTS

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIFIC AREAS

SPACE PLANNING AND THE ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 7: FLOOR PLANS AND BUILDING SYSTEMS


DIAGRAMMING AND FLOOR PLANS

FLOOR PLANS AND HOUSING

CONSTRUCTING THE BUILDING

INSULATION AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 8: FURNITURE ARRANGEMENT


FUNCTION

HUMAN FACTORS

THE ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN IN FURNITURE

ARRANGEMENT

BASIC GROUPINGS

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 9: FURNITURE SELECTION


WOODEN FURNITURE

METAL FURNITURE

OTHER FURNITURE MATERIALS

UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

FURNITURE HARMONY AND HUMAN FACTORS

FURNITURE TYPES

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 10: ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL


WALLS

DOORS

WINDOWS

STAIRS

FIREPLACES AND CHIMNEYS

CEILINGS

CABINETWORK

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 11: WALL, CEILING, AND WINDOW TREATMENTS


WALL AND CEILING MATERIALS

PAINT

WALL COVERINGS

CEILING TREATMENTS

WINDOW TREATMENTS

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 12: FLOOR MATERIALS AND COVERINGS


FLOORING REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING HARD AND RESILIENT FLOOR

MATERIALS

SOFT FLOOR COVERINGS

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 13: FABRIC


FIBERS

FABRIC - THE CHAMPION OF VERSATILITY

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS DECORATIVE FABRICS GLOSSARY

CHAPTER 14: ART AND ACCESSORIES


FINE ART

DECORATIVE ART

OBJECTS FROM NATURE

OTHER ACCESSORIES

THE USE OF ACCESSORIES

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 15: HISTORIC DESIGN


EARLY INFLUENCES

THE ENGLISH INFLUENCE IN AMERICA

AMERICAN STYLES

MODERN DESIGN (1857 - PRESENT)

PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
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