Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler
Publisher: Rockport Pub
A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice.
Author: Lydia Cline
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designers Already a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients. Each chapter includes clear explanations and helpful illustrations to make this an ideal introduction to the topic. Includes downloadable sample models and 39 tutorial videos Features sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners Provides instruction on using SketchUp in both PC and Mac formats
Author: David Kent Ballast
Successful exam preparation requires the best resources, and the Interior Design Reference Manual offers the most complete preparation available for all three sections of the NCIDQ exam. This thorough preparation has enabled thousands of candidates to pass their exams. In this fifth edition, exam content areas are covered chapter by chapter in the same order as the current NCIDQ exam specifications. Topics new to the exam have been added, and the sections on sustainable building and product certification rating systems have been expanded due to the topics' increasing importance on the exam and in the practice of interior design. This book's extensive coverage and clear organization will guide you through a comprehensive and focused exam review. Once you pass the exam, the Interior Design Reference Manual will serve as an excellent reference for your daily interior design practice. The Interior Design Reference Manual covers everything interior designers need to know about the 2009 International Building Code, ADA Accessibility Guidelines, business practices, ethics, and design standards. Prepare to pass the NCIDQ exam with a thorough review of all exam content areas over 240 figures that illustrate interior design concepts and codes study guidelines, exam tips, strategies, and insights an extensive index containing more than 3,000 entries of interior design terms and phrases Exam Content Areas Covered Building Systems Codes Contract Administration Construction Standards Design Application Professional Practice Project Coordination _____________________________ Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering, surveying, architecture, LEED®, interior design, and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI. For more information, visit us at www.ppi2pass.com.
Author: Simon Dodsworth
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A comprehensive introduction to the key elements and concepts of interior design. Guidelines provide structure and encourage readers to initiate methodologies.
Author: Jim Dawkins, Jill Pable
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
"Books such as this are imperative for our students to learn skills taught as part of a class. Although this book is geared towards interior design, the content and skills development will be as important to students in garden design and soft furnishings alike." Vicky McClymont, National Design Academy, Nottingham, UK Use detailed, step-by-step techniques to create quick perspective sketches. The book will help you develop important skills for ideation and client communication. Exercises cover a wide range of elements including doors, windows, stairs, millwork, furnishings, and ceilings, as well as more advanced topics like shade and shadowing, scene composition, contrast, and materials and textures. -Interactive digital content, including demonstration videos and self-assessment exercises -Presented in three parts: beginning, intermediate, and advanced sketching techniques -Sketching Gallery shows the work of practitioners allowing you to enhance your style PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501323508.
Author: Linda O'Shea, Chris Grimley, Mimi Love
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
DIV In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You’ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. —Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. —Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. —Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. —Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. —Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. —Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. /div
Author: Suining Ding
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Sketching Interiors: From Traditional to Digital, highlights four basic drawing skills for interior sketching across three different media-pencil, ink, and marker. The in-depth approach to various elements of sketching, including details of perception, texture, negative space, elevation, contour, and the treatment of interior and exterior spaces, will help students perfect freehand and drawing skills. Throughout various exercises inspired by field studies, students will learn best practices for creating and presenting work for clients. Additionally, the book introduces the techniques of transforming hand drawings into sophisticated digital drawings using Photoshop, an invaluable resource for both new and seasoned designers.
Author: Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
Author: Christina M. Scalise
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In an age of reliance on CAD programs, the skill to express a vision with a hand-rendered drawing gives an interior designer a distinct advantage in communicating with clients. This book helps students develop this powerful marketing tool.
Author: Simona Manini
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Feng Shui for Architecture is an easy-to-use manual to incorporate Scientific Feng Shui into the design, renovation, and decorating of your home. The final goal is to support your well-being, as well as your family's, in all aspects of life. It is also particularly useful during a real estate pre-acquisition inspection, for it offers examples of bad Feng Shui (to avoid), good Feng Shui (to desire), and how to correct any overall problems. This will help you to evaluate the kind of investment to be made and to make the property Feng Shui proof (as well as decide if you want to either buy it or pass on it). The only book on the market written by an architect, interior designer, and Feng Shui expert who has over 20 years of expertise in the fields of architectural planning, design, and Scientific Feng Shui Mastery, Feng Shui for Architecture is largely the result of answering frequent questions that have arisen over the years by concerned Feng Shui and Interior Architecture students in classes taught by the author as well as addressing common issues brought up by professional architects, designers, and clients with whom the author has consulted with during the development of hundreds of projects (and whom are also the same people who encouraged her to write this book). Editorial Reviews "Dr. Simona Mainini has an astonishing ability to interpret and install ancient Chinese formulas in such a way that they change lives today. Her discipline and precision in a field not often distinguished by these qualities is both unique and world class." Richard Ashworth Author of The Feng Shui Diaries Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Feng Shui Society "Dr. Mainini is one of those few, wonderful people who have managed to weld together the strict disciplines of architectural practice with the aesthetics and philosophies of the ancient Chinese traditions of Feng Shui. Readers can be assured that what she writes is not founded just on theory alone, but sound, practical experience." Derek Walters Author of The Feng Shui Handbook & The Complete Guide to Chinese Astrology "Feng Shui for Architecture is an excellent guide for both the Feng Shui professional and layperson. You can benefit from the knowledge presented here and use it to make your environment as harmonious as possible." Larry Sang Author of The Principles of Feng Shui President & Founder of The American Feng Shui Institute "Feng Shui for Architecture has been extremely inspirational to me and many of my students at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). We are very impressed with Dr. Mainini's knowledge and experience. She brings a new pattern to design and architecture." Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, PhD Author of Movel Moderno no Brasil Professor, Design Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil "The title and subtitle promises a lot-- and this book delivers even more! Dr. Mainini has done a fabulous job organizing and explaining-- in a clear, precise manner-- the principles of Feng Shui and the ancient Chinese art of placement for good energy flow as it applies to the spaces in which we live and work. Not only is this book great for the preparation of buildings, it is also extremely useful even if you are only searching for an energetically superior apartment, house, or office space to rent. If you are looking for an invaluable source of Feng Shui information to help bring harmony to your living and working space and your life, this is a book for you. I applaud Dr. Mainini for the publishing of this, her first book, and highly recommend it to those who want to learn more about this most fascinating modality of healing. A+!" Raphaelle Tamura Founder, Star of Peace Publishing Founder, Seraphim at Mount Shasta
Author: Buie Harwood, Bridget May, Curt Sherman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Combined and edited version of 2 separately published works: Architecture and interior design through the 18th century, and Architecture and interior design from the 19th century.