Author: Ralph Caplan
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Cracking the Whip is a collection of 69 essays that looks at just about everything in design: clothes, hardware, posters, cars, airports, chairs, lighting, vending machines, cities and bathrooms. They are about how we use design, language and instinct to navigate our everyday world from eating, relating to others, maintaining traditions and advancing our causes. Previously published in distinguished forums ranging from ID Magazine, Print, and Interior Design to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Nation, Caplan brings to these essays an erudition tempered by clarity, charm and humour. Cracking the Whip is made up of disparate parts that add up to the perfect foundation for the student designer.
Author: Edward Hollis, John Gigli
Publisher: Libri Pub Limited
A collection of essays from prominent thinkers in the field of interiors, topics touched upon in this collection ranges from cushions, curtains, and feminism; the relationship between the interior and the enclave in the contemporary age of terror; the regulation of the profession of interiors; and the representation of the interior on the written page and in history. With various debates on the identity, the profession, and the regulation of interior design; essays on the relationship between theory and practice in interiors; and case studies from, and reflections upon, the education of the interior designer, this collection of writings is essential reading for anyone with an interest in interior design.
Author: Michael Bierut
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing—serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts pull design culture into crisp focus. He touches on classics, like Massimo Vignelli and the cover of The Catcher in the Rye, as well as newcomers, like McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and color-coded terrorism alert levels. Along the way Nabakov's Pale Fire; Eero Saarinen; the paper clip; Celebration, Florida; the planet Saturn; the ClearRx pill bottle; and paper architecture all fall under his pen. His experience as a design practitioner informs his writing and gives it truth. In Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design, designers and nondesigners alike can share and revel in his insights.
Author: Kent Kleinman, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
Publisher: Chronicle Books
AfterTaste: Expanded Practices in Interior Design is an edited volume comprising texts, interviews and portfolios that collectively document new theories and emerging critical practices in the field of interior design. The material is informed by, but not limited to, the annual AfterTaste symposia hosted by Parsons The New School of Design. The book's central argument is that the field of interior design is inadequately served by its historical reliance on taste-making and taste-makers, and, more recently from a set of theoretical concerns derived from architecture; the volume seeks to set an expanded frame by advancing new voices and perspectives in both the theory and practice of interior design, considered as an independent discipline. In 2007, the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting at Parsons The New School for Design inaugurated an annual international symposium series dedicated to the critical study of the interior. Titled AfterTaste, these yearly symposia offer expansive views of interior studies, highlight emerging areas of research, identify allied practices, make public its under-explored territory, and attract future designers and scholars to the field. Now in its fourth year, AfterTaste has proven to be one of the very few venues internationally for critically exploring interior design. The field of interior design is asymmetrically served by the current literature in the field. Too frequently, the current writing and making in interiors emphasize the ineffable, the biographical, and the social elite, and promote a curiously unsubstantiated notion of connoisseurship as the principal basis for design. Other attempts to construct an intellectual agenda for the study of the interior draw heavily from architectural theory, ignoring the discipline's own specific and autonomous history. AfterTaste, the book, is intended to adjust this imbalance by introducing interior design material that is theoretically and historically situated, technically grounded, demographically inclusive, and aesthetically adventurous.
Author: Karim Rashid, Anneke Bokern
Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
In todayâs fast-moving world everyone welcomes a place to relax, feel good, to recharge their batteries. Wellness and body care are gaining importance, and not only among the rich and famous. A huge number of wellness facilities have opened in recent years. Some are outstanding examples of superb interior design. Relax showcases the hottest 32 designs. It covers Spas and Thermal Baths, Massage, Hair and Beauty Salons, Health Farms and Gyms. Each project has been selected for its beauty and for the innovative concept behind its creation. In addition to works by well-known names such as Karim Rashid, Steven Holl and Jun Aoki, Relax includes interiors by promising young designers. All projects feature quality photography, in-depth essays, floor plans, project details and contact information. They are organized in four typological chapters, each of which concludes with an attractively designed yet unrealized project, illustrated with renderings.
Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson, Nancy Blossom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The Handbook of Interior Design offers a compilation of current ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design"--
Author: Clive Edwards
Publisher: Berg Publishers
An inter-disciplinary overview of interior design theory and practice, illustrated throughout with examples and detailed case studies.
Author: Graeme Brooker, Lois Weinthal
Publisher: A&C Black
The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Author: Jessica Helfand
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Designer and critic Jessica Helfand has emerged as a leading voice of a new generation of designers. Her essays--at once pithy, polemical, and precise--appear in places as diverse as Eye, Print, ID, The New Republic, and the LA Times. The essays collected here decode the technologies, trends, themes, and personalities that define design today, especially "the new media," and provide a road map of things to come. Her first two chapbooks--Paul Rand: American Modernist and Six (+2) Essays on Design and New Media--became instant classics. This new compilation brings together essays from the earlier publications along with more than twenty others on a variety of topics including avatars, "the cult of the scratchy," television, sex on the screen, and more. Designers, students, educators, visual literati, and everyone looking for an entertaining and insightful guide to the world of design today will not find a better or more approachable book on the subject.
Author: Håkan Gulliksson
The home is under siege both because it is an enormous potential market and because of changing human behaviours. It is also interesting as a platform for new technology and for analysis of everyday life, as in this essay. We will describe the home as a context where the interactors are humans (inhabitants), things (artefacts in the home), and information. The interactions at home are activities and routines. This essay presents and structures quotes and thoughts on the organization and decoration of the home - another huge topic. To limit the scope somewhat we will look for theory to discuss only related to homes of the western middle class. The essay is yet another piece in a puzzle to understand information technology in the future.
Author: Judith Gura, Sarah Falls
An Essential Resource for Interior Designers, Students, and Design Teachers The Interior Design Reader is an essential source for the interior designer or design student, incorporating excerpts of key works on design theory from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. By documenting the ideas and philosophies that provided the foundations of design styles and movements through history, this rich book deals with design theory in its application to interior design. The compiled excerpts from writings about design range from classic to contemporary. Such luminaries include: Vitruvius Palladio Ruskin Morris Charles Eastlake Ellen Key Edith Wharton Elsie de Wolfe Walter Gropius Le Corbusier Dorothy Draper Billy Baldwin William Pahlmann Angelo Donghia Mark Hampton And many other prominent designers, living and deceased. The Interior Design Reader is a guide into design education, and will help students and practitioners alike form a deeper understanding of the connection between traditional theory and contemporary design practice. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Fiona Fisher, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Trevor Keeble, Brenda Martin
An international assessment of how the last 150 years of interior design have been influenced by the clothes people wear and the desire to create drama and social rituals.