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The Comprehensive Guide for Selecting Interior Finishes / Edition 1

The Comprehensive Guide for Selecting Interior Finishes / Edition 1

by Evelyn E. Knowles
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The designer’s handbook to interior finishes.

A Comprehensive Guide for Selecting Interior Finishes, 1/e is a comprehensive look at common materials used in building construction and interiors. Students and accomplished designers will find it indispensable for researching and making finish material selections. Chapters explore the history and applications of finish materials in interior design and provide important technical reference for understanding building code and material installation and maintenance requirements. Numerous illustrations appeal to visual learners, while case studies in each chapter help readers make intelligent finish choices in a variety of realistic scenarios.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135121917
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Series: Fashion Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Evelyn Everett Knowles earned a Bachelor of Interior Design and a Master of Architecture degrees from Kansas State University.

An NCIDQ certified interior designer since 1988, worked in interior design and architecture firms for ten years. She has taught interior design at Kansas State University, University of Illinois, University of Oklahoma, and Park University. Currently, teaching in Environmental Studies at the University of Northern Colorado.

Kay Miller Boehr earned a Masters of Architecture with an emphasis in Interior Architecture from Kansas State University.

After a twenty year career as an architect and interior designer, now teaches interior design at Park University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction to Selecting Finish Materials

Chapter 2: Metals

Chapter 3: Wood

Chapter 4: Stone

Chapter 5: Concrete

Chapter 6: Gypsum and Plaster

Chapter 7: Brick

Chapter 8: Ceramic

Chapter 9: Glass

Chapter 10: Paint and Coatings

Chapter 11: Plastics

Chapter 12: Fibers and Textiles

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