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Interior Design

Interior Design - 3rd edition

Interior Design - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780130991324

ISBN10: 0130991325

Interior Design by John F. Pile - ISBN 9780130991324
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Interior Design by John F. Pile - ISBN 9780130991324

ISBN13: 9780130991324

ISBN10: 0130991325

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03
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Summary

For one/two-semester introductory courses in Interior Design

A comprehensive, applications-oriented introduction to the evolving field of interior design, with a focus on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Emphasizing good solutions to real problems by examining best practices from the past and present, the author details case studies using a broad range of projects from modest home and work-place designs, to public areas, to full professional involvement in large commercial spaces.

Features :

  • NEW--Improved chapter organization to reflect current curriculum.
  • Realigns text and visuals with actual in-class teaching, making it easier for students to put topics into context and avoid redundant themes and discussions.
  • NEW--Over two-hundred new, high quality images--Documents work by the best interior designers, with over three hundred of the seven hundred illustrations in full color, making this book the most visually comprehensive of its kind.
  • Provides professors with the best, most current visuals. Makes projects come to life and enables students to see the broadest range of new techniques, materials and trends. This book is the first step in creating an excellent foundation for a student's design reference library.
  • NEW--Five new case studies included--Introduces works by noted designers Maya Lin and Adam Tihany.
  • Keeps students abreast of newest designers and their approaches.
  • NEW--Important additions to chapter on color--Includes new sections on cultural symbolism of color, special effects of optical mixture, metamerism and computer assisted color charts.
  • Helps students have a greater understanding of color.
  • NEW--Expansion and reorganization of the chapter on fundamentals and design and the design process--Includes new discussion on texture, pattern, and ornament as well as new schematics to better illustrate the principles of scale, balance, and emphasis.
  • Helps students understand the basics before moving on to more difficult material.
  • NEW--Coverage of new trends in office design--Reflects the movement toward mobile reconfigurable design and the demand for flexible regrouping in the workplace.
  • Presents students with non-traditional, fresh approaches to office design.
  • NEW--Expansion on the history of interior design--Provides solid background from pre-history to present, and now includes the work of Alvar Aalto as well as a section in South Asia to the non-western overview.
  • Equips students with a broader, more global knowledge of historical influences which impact the direction and future of interior design.
  • NEW--Incorporation of green design and adaptive re-use throughout the book--Continues the shift away from design work done only to please the customer or create a strong visual statement to an increasing dedication to considerations of social responsibility.
  • Enlightens students by addressing the need for designers to use methods, products and materials which have minimal impact on the environment. Provides practical information on those alternatives.
  • NEW--Updated information on technology's rapidly changing role in the process of design--Reports the wide ranging benefits of computer use in such varied and far-reaching functions as designing on computer, research, estimation, ordering, communication and marketing.
  • Alerts students to the increased importance of technology and its application to the design process, and furnishes information on the new technologies.
  • NEW--Timely material on the new, more stringent requirements and licensing laws for designers--Represents the continuing shift toward greater professionalism in the field.
  • Familiarizes students with essential requirements they will need to fulfill and tests they will need to take in order to become professional designers.
  • NEW--Website and professional organization listings.
  • Provides busy students easy access to information on time sensitive subjects and issues.
  • Emphasis on excellence in all aspects of design.
  • Sets the highest standards for students by presenting only the best work of the best designers.
  • Detailed step-by-step case studies utilized.
  • Methodically leads students through a full range of works from their inception to their conclusion allowing them to discover the different approaches specific to each type of project.
  • Important theoretical areas surveyed.
  • Outlines for students the building blocks of design including aesthetic objectives, abstract design and color theory.
  • Key technical issues examined--Includes acoustics, lighting design, and electrical systems.
  • Educates design students about technical systems that they need to be familiar with in order to communicate effectively with other professionals involved in the project.
  • Specialized chapter on interior design for special needs--Includes information on Americans with Disabilities Act, universal design, economic considerations, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, home nursing, and adaptability.
  • Alerts students to specific physical needs of some clients and outlines legal responsibilities and safety considerations when working on residential and non-residential projects designed for those special populations.
  • Over forty sidebars and tables.
  • Allows easy access to information on matters students will go to repeatedly, from directions for calculating number and spacing of light fixtures to the issue of genuine materials vs. imitation.

Author Bio

Pile, John F. : Pratt Institute

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Design Quality.
3. Design Basics.
4. Design History.
5. The Design Process.
6. Planning.
7. Human Factors and Social Responsibility.
8. Interior Design for Special Needs.
9. Materials and Their Uses.
10. Color.
11. Lighting.
12. Textiles.
13. Furniture.
14. Accessories, Art, Signage.
15. Mechanical Systems.
16. Special Purpose Spaces.
17. Public Interiors.
18. The Business of Interior Design.
Appendix 1: Architectural Symbols.
Appendix 2: Furniture Symbols.
Appendix 3: Electrical Symbols.
Appendix 4: Material Indications in Section.
Appendix 5: Estimating Material Requirements.
Appendix 6: Metric Equivalents.
Appendix 7: Professional Organizations.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Credits.