Know Your Home Furnishings / Edition 1

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Overview

Filled with illustrations, this new text presents up-to-date information that interior designers, merchandisers, product developers, retailers and consumers need to better understand the types of consumer goods for the home and the raw products utilized to make them. Know Your Home Furbanishings will enable students to understand the major home furbanishings categories and the diverse consumer demand for fashionable and functional products.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563672422
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Hencken Elsasser presently serves as associate professor of fashion in the Graphics Arts and Design Department of Centenary College. Throughout her long history as an educator, she has taught courses focusing on flat pattern, the fundamentals of design, textile science and design and apparel construction. She is also the author of Textiles: Concepts and Principles and has written several articles dealing with the stimulation and engagement of students creativity.

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Table of Contents

* Introduction to Home Furbanishings
- Home Furbanishings and the Marketplace

* Materials in Home Furbanishings
- Textiles
- Wood
- Glass
- Pottery
- Plastics
- Metals
- Other Materials

* The Categories of Home Furbanishings
- Furbaniture
- Bedding
- Linens
- Carpets, Rugs and Flooring
- Paints and Wall Coverings
- Lighting
- Tableware

TEXT FEATURES
* Industry Profiles and Industry Statements in every chapter, highlighting important people and concepts
* End-of-chapter review questions and learning activities
* Illustrations that help to visually define numerous terms
** Instructor's Guide provides suggestions and resources for using the book as a textbook and reference
* PowerPoint (R) Presentation includes more than 300 slides that illustrate key concepts from the book and provide the basis for classroom lectures and discssions for each chapter, compatible with PC and MAC platforms.

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