Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 91. Chapters: Cushion, Green wall, Plasterwork, Top Design, MBH Architects, Houseplant, House painter and decorator, Ornament, Italian Baroque interior design, Interior architecture, Interior Design Education, Italian Rococo interior design, Classroom design, Richard Wittschiebe Hand, American Society of Interior Designers, Baldachin, Decorative arts, Italian Neoclassical interior design, Grunderzeit, Retail design, International Interior Design Association, Tatami, Visual merchandising, Victorian decorative arts, The Antonio Treatment, Mini blind, Herter Brothers, Italian Renaissance interior design, Wreath, Open plan, Pub Design Awards, International Design Award, NCIDQ, Tin ceiling, Room divider, Annandale National Historic Site, D'decor, Neo-Victorian, Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, Experiential interior design, Murphy bed, Hotel design, Healing environments, International Academy of Design & Technology - Schaumburg, French Decorative styles during the Reign of Louis XVI, A+b kasha, Interior design regulation in the United States, Shabby chic, E-1027, Tadelakt, Pipe and drape, The Decoration of Houses, International Archive of Women in Architecture, Nest, Toile, Fine Paints of Europe, Hu h i an, Drapery, List of furniture types, Egyptian revival decorative arts, Office landscape, J.C. Hryb, Louis Quinze, Imm Cologne, Gloss, C & R Decor Arts, Spatial design, Art Workers Guild, Nimura and Sato, Transitional Style, Sea of cubicles, Light Reflectance Value, American Fancy, Sh ji, Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, 1970s in furniture, Window valance, Home accessories, Wall unit, Louis period styles, Dais, Farrow & Ball, Moroccan style, Polished plaster, Home Arts and Industries Association, Law of flat surfaces, ARRAY Magazine, Xuan Kong, Coved ceiling, Xylotechnigraphy, Occasional furniture.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: English interior designers, Scottish interior designers, Welsh interior designers, Robert Adam, Cecil Beaton, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, Elsie Mackay, Tessa Kennedy, Anne McKevitt, Geddes Hyslop, Nicholas Haslam, Edmund Thomas Parris, David Nightingale Hicks, Syrie Maugham, Anouska Hempel, George Henry Walton, Nancy Lancaster, Rachel Ashwell, Anna Ryder Richardson, Vanessa Bell, Debbie Travis, John Gregory Crace, Charles Allom, Tom Caldwell, Michael Payne, Afroditi Krassa, Marc O'Riain, David Herbert, Kelly Hoppen, John Dibblee Crace, Ivan Bussens, James Gillespie Graham, Frederick Crace, Sybil Colefax, David Mlinaric, Deborah Drew, Thomas Lennox Watson, Juliette Hohnen, John Amabile, Simon Davies, John Beresford Fowler, Rodney Fitch. Excerpt: Robert Adam (3 July 1728 - 3 March 1792) was a Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689-1748), Scotland's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death. In 1754 he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clerisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. On his return to Britain he established a practice in London, where he was joined by his younger brother James. Here he developed the "Adam Style," and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity and became one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country. Adam held the post of Architect of the Kings Works from 1761 to 1769. Robert Adam was leader of the first phase of the classical revival in England and Scotland from around 1760 until his death. He influenced the...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 19. Chapters: Adrien Masreliez, Alberto Pinto, Andree Putman, Carlos de Beistegui, Elise Fouin, Elsie de Wolfe, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Emilio Terry, Eugenia Errazuriz, Georges Geffroy, J.C. Hryb, Jacques Adnet, Jacques Garcia, Jacques Grange, Jean-Michel Frank, Jean Dunand, Madeleine Castaing, Philippe Starck, Robert Couturier (born 1955), Stephane Boudin, Valerie Gregori McKenzie, Vincent Fourcade. Excerpt: Elsie de Wolfe (also known as Lady Mendl) (December 20, 1865? - July 12, 1950) was an American actress, interior decorator, nominal author of the influential 1913 book The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society. According to The New Yorker, "Interior Design as a profession was invented by Elsie de Wolfe." During her married life, the press usually referred to her as Lady Mendl. In the 18th century, interior decoration was the purview of upholsterers (who sold fabrics and furniture) and architects (who employed a variety of craftsmen and artisans to complete interior design schemes for clients). In the 19th century, the skills of designers such as Candace Wheeler and design firms such as Herter Brothers were well known. De Wolfe reaped publicity and was one of the field's most famed practitioner in the early 20th century, a period that also saw an increase of interest in interior design in the popular press. Among her clients were Anne Vanderbilt, Anne Morgan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Milbank Anderson (philanthropist) and Adelaide and Henry Clay Frick . She transformed the design of wealthy homes from the dark Victorian style into designs featuring light, fresh colors and a reliance on 18th-century French furniture and reproductions. In her autobiography, de Wolfe-born Ella Anderson de Wolfe and the only daughter of a Canadian-born doctor-calls herself a...
Author: Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac and overstuffed furniture. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. Wharton and Codman advocated the creation of houses with rooms decorated with strong architectural wall and ceiling treatments, accentuated by well-suited furniture, rooms based on simple, classical design principles such as symmetry and proportion and a sense of architectural balance. The Decoration of Houses is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors.
Author: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans
#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kelly Wearstler
Publisher: Harper Collins
An acclaimed interior designer and author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Modern Glamour, Kelly Wearstler presents sumptuous photographs of one of her most incredible design achievements yet -- her family home, the Hillcrest Estate With her impeccable taste, fearless technique, and discerning eye for color, shape, pattern, and texture, Kelly Wearstler's status as an internationally acclaimed interior designed is unparalleled. With buoyant ease, she will confidently cover walls in iconic graphics, select a captivating animal figure as a focal point, or add a lush expanse of contrasting color to an otherwise monochromatic space. Combining grace and flawless skill, she can change a simple room into a work of art. Her home is no exception. Domicilium Decoratus reveals the most private and challenging undertaking of her career: her family's timeless, astonishingly designed residence. Originally published as a limited-edition book, Domicilium Decoratus features breathtaking photography of Wearstler's very personal design achievement. Readers' imaginations can wander through this personal haven -- from its fourteen-foot ceilings and windows, walls of glass and layers of warm, opulent color, to its witty details, sophisticated materials and finishes, and ornate collection of artifacts gathered from five continents over many years of travel. Hillcrest Estate is a tour de force, confirming Wearstler's place as an interior designer of consummate skill and singular flair. Domicilium Decoratus discloses her personal masterpiece -- a private and enchanting domestic hideaway. Kelly Wearstler is the author of Modern Glamour and the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office, retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman; and upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Décor, Vogue, and W. Wearstler is also designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, hotelier Brad Korzen, and their sons.
Author: Timothy Corrigan
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Award-winning interior designer Timothy Corrigan provides inspiration and instruction in the art of French decoration and living with the story of his stunningly restored French chateau. Who hasn’t dreamed of an idyll in the French countryside, in a handsome historic house surrounded by fragrant gardens and lush orchards, filled with pretty rooms for entertaining friends? Welcome to Chateau du Grand-Luc�, designer Timothy Corrigan’s home in the Loire Valley. Corrigan purchased the chateau in 2004 and set about restoring the house to its full French glory with his signature mix of continental elegance and California comfort. The book travels from the striking entry hall to the elegant bedrooms, as Corrigan offers indispensable decorating advice based on his experiences, including how to live in historic homes in a modern way. A celebration of the gracious symmetry of French classical decoration and architecture amid the pastoral beauty of the French countryside, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luc� is the perfect gift for all Francophiles.
Author: Jim Postell, Nancy Gesimondo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundation that balances visual poetry and functionality. Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essential knowledge on how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, with thorough coverage of the important characteristics and properties of building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the key characteristics of each material explores the advantages and disadvantages of using specific materials and construction assemblies, while helping readers discover how to make every building element count. In addition, Materiality and Interior Construction: Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties and building assemblies Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes of each material so that designers can make informed decisions for specifications Is organized by application for easy and quick access to information Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive online image bank of materials and assemblies Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality and Interior Construction is efficiently organized so that the reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use, Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop, comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials and their integration as building components—and an invaluable resource that every interior designer or architect should add to their set of tools.
Author: Mary McDonald
In her first book, award-winning interior designer Mary McDonald inspires readers to combine old-fashioned elegance with the joy of fearless, exuberant decorating. Consistently ranked one of House Beautiful's top 100 designers, L.A.-based Mary McDonald's gorgeous, feminine interiors have graced the cover of every major design magazine. Dubbed the "decorating daredevil" by Domino magazine, McDonald began her career as a milliner and retains a sense of "couture chic" that inspires the look of her interiors, which are simultaneously timeless and of the moment. Her ability to combine bold patterns, chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers working today. Now in her first book, as vibrant and whimsical as Mary and her work, McDonald explores the themes that inform her stylish yet playful sensibility. From her own refurbishment of Buster Keaton's legendary villa to a stunning range of client projects, McDonald carefully details the colors, fabrics, and accessories she uses to seamlessly pull each look together. Exquisitely photographed, this vivid book is a must for anyone who loves sophisticated, ravishing interiors.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Ammunition Design Group, Andrea Fogli, Apple Inc. design motifs, Beta Tank, Creo (design software), Customer toolkit, Damaged good, DCA Design International Ltd, Design history, Filipe Alarcao, Happily Unmarried, Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc., Jaroslav Je ek (designer), Lunar Design, Nottingham Spirk, Partners & Spade, Peter Opsvik, Philippe Starck, Process Qualification, Production drawing, Rodney Fitch, Rolf Fehlbaum, Rubbot, Sara Little Turnbull, Skeuomorph, Studio Job, The Handle. Excerpt: Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French product designer. His designs range from interior designs to mass-produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses. He was educated in Paris at the Ecole Camondo and in 1968, he founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects. In 1969, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin. Telefunken alarm clock, ca. 1995Starck's career started to climb in earnest in 1982 when he designed the interior for the private apartments of the French President Francois Mitterrand. In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer. Starck has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. In 2002, he created a number of what are considered relatively inexpensive product designs for the large American retailer Target Stores. His most recent notable designs include an optical mouse for Microsoft, several yachts including the $300 million A, and even new packaging for a beer company. He was commissioned to design the Virgin Galactic "spaceport" in New Mexico (Foster and Partners are its architects). He made the exhibit Democratic Ecology with Pramac. In autumn 2009 Starck appeared in a BBC Two programme Design for Life in which 12 aspiring design students...
Author: Randy J. Hunt
Publisher: New Riders
Web designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that's as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest–or even as small as a tiny app–you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again. In other words, you have to stop thinking like a web designer or a visual designer or a UX designer or an interaction designer and start thinking like a product designer. In this breakthrough introduction to modern product design, Etsy Creative Director Randy Hunt explains the skills, processes, types of tools, and recommended workflows for creating world-class web products. After reading this book, you'll have a complete understanding of what product design really is and you'll be equipped with the best practices necessary for building your own successful online products.
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Frank Lloyd Wright, Elmer Grey, Homer Fieldhouse, Laurie Olin, George Bergstrom, E. Townsend Mix, Erhard Brielmaier, Arthur Peabody, Alexander C. Eschweiler, Albert C. Nash, Alex Jordan, Jr., Thomas Hubka, John Randal McDonald, Leonard Schmidtner, Will Bruder, J. T. W. Jennings, Peter Brust, Henry C. Koch, Albert Schippel. Excerpt: Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 - April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works. Wright promoted organic architecture (exemplified by Fallingwater), was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture (exemplified by the Robie House, the Westcott House, and the Darwin D. Martin House), and developed the concept of the Usonian home (exemplified by the Rosenbaum House). His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles, and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time." Frank Lloyd Wright was born in the farming town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States, in 1867, and named Frank Lincoln Wright. His father, William Carey Wright (1825-1904) was a locally admired orator, music teacher, occasional lawyer and itinerant minister. William Wright had met and married Anna Lloyd Jones (1838/39...
Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Riba Publishing
The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is beautifully illustrated, with over 200 photos and images from the 1950s through to the present day.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Architect, List of architects, Architect-led Design-Build, Charles L. Thompson, Starchitect, Professional requirements for architects, Wiel Arets, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Yuncken Freeman, Register of Architects, Boris Dramov, Walter Segal, Praful M Kulkarni, Earnings for architects, Lescher & Mahoney, Experiential interior design, P.J. Krouse, Dominikus Bohm, Neri Oxman, Gauteng Institute for Architecture, Arthur Loomis, Hendrik Wouda, Architect of record, Boris Banozic, William P. Wentworth, List of permaculturalists, Toro-Ferrer, Jonas Coersmeier, Alexandre Chan, Galen Cranz, Harry S. Coombs, Mahmud ibn Sa'ad, Morris Beckman, Clinton Campbell, Shepard & Stearns, Leroy Binkley, William Waters, William B. Wood. Excerpt: The following definition describes, assesses and compares the architect-led design-build (ALDB) process to other, related construction project delivery methods. It focuses on the architect's role in each method, and characterizes that role in terms of responsibility. Responsibility is interpreted in terms of how much direct contact with the client (building owner) and how much control over the project the architect has, and how much risk the architect bears. It must be noted that the architect's role and responsibilities may change in function of the geopolitical location of the development and other criteria. This definition of ALDB outlines the broader context of design-build, presenting that as an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build process for making buildings. First, this traditional process is introduced, then the distinct forms of design-build are explained, and from there, the focus narrows to examine specific forms of the architect-led design build method, what distinguishes it, the benefits and limitations, the results that it can achieve. While relevant parties are...
Author: Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE BGE IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Considering with his engineer's mind how things are constructed - bridges, banking systems, marriages - and how they may come apart. Mike McCormack captures with tenderness and feeling, in continuous, flowing prose, a whole life, suspended in a single hour.