Interiors: An Introduction
|Format:||Paperback, 512 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2006|
"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 application. In addition, the authors describe the numerous choices of materials, furnishings, and components used in interior design.
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
About the Author
* Is the author of Window Treatments, (John Wiley, New York) the basis of the nationally accredited Certified Window Treatments Consultant Program (offered through the Window Coverings Association of America). She also wrote Understanding Fabrics (LC Clark Publishing, North Palm Beach, FL). She writes the 'Design Perspectives' monthly article for Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine. * Is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Beginning her teaching career in 1974, she has taught introductory courses, textiles and historic courses and interior design business courses. She holds a Master's of Art and Design degree. * Has been a professional interior designer since 1974, working chiefly as a sole proprietor. For three years she was President of Designer Style, a full-service interior design retail business. * Has conducted student travel studies in the US and in England, and has given CEU (Continuing Eduction Unit) lectures to design professionals on a host of topics in nearly every major US city, in Canada and in Mexico since 1984. She has also traveled to the Far East and to Russia. * Is the mother of ten children, five of whom are adopted from Karaganda Kazakhstan and Smolensk, Russia. The Nielsons consider their birth and adopted children as their treasures. Her other passions include church work, Boy Scouts, remodeling and gardening.
|Publisher: ||McGraw Hill Higher Education|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 22.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.61 kg)|