A Critical Introduction
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|Format:||Paperback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||70 b&w and 32 colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 November 2010|
The practice of interior design has become ever more specialised as new technologies have expanded how designers can use light, space, colour and decoration. At the same time, the study of the interior - private, public and corporate - has become a complex field. Interior design is now a rich and sophisticated discipline which draws on many others: psychology, cultural theory, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, and history, as well as design history, architecture, art and craft, furniture, and fashion. Interior Design presents a critical introduction to contemporary theory and practice. The book highlights the key concepts behind the study of interiors in order to present an inter-disciplinary overview of the subject. Always aware that design is a practical discipline, the book is illustrated throughout with examples and detailed case studies of interior design practice.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Development of the Interior 3. History and Structure of the Profession 4. The Processes of Design 5. The Process of Interior Design 6. Space 7. Colour and Colour systems 8. Light 9. Human Needs and Factors 10. Decoration and Ornament 11. Sustainability 12. Interior Elements, Materials and Furnishings 13. The Business of Interior Design Glossary Notes Bibliography Index
About the Author
Clive Edwards is Professor of Design History at Loughborough University and is author of Turning Houses into Homes and The Encyclopaedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Furnishings.
Only global introduction to cover both the theory and practice of interior design Packed with case studies from across the globe Very well illustrated Also available in hardback, 9781847883131 GBP55.00 (November, 2010)
The book is an inspiration for further investigation into the theory and discipline of interior design and interior architecture. Ellen S. Klingenberg, Oslo National Academy of the Arts The book brings a cultural and critical overview to the knowledge and practice of Interior Design in a timely and engaging way that honours the complexity of the discipline. Lynn Chalmers, University of Manitoba, Canada
|Publisher: ||Berg Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 18.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.65 kg)|