Beginnings of Interior Environments

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-29
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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With over 700 vivid images and illustrations along with the wisdom of numerous practicing designers, this book provides a practical approach to introductory interior design.Covering the profession for both commercial and residential environments, the edition introduces readers to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design. Exploring topics such as the space planning process, environmental sensitivity, and multicultural design, this book contains both the necessary information and applications readers need to be fully prepared for the field.For professionals with a career or interest in design, interior decorating, architecture, construction, carpentry, and environmental design.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Interior ENVIRONMENTS
Understanding Interior Design
Health, Safety, and Welfare: Human Factors and Environmental Considerations
Design Fundamentals
Elements and Principles of Design
Building Systems
Construction, Systems, and Codes
Lighting, Electrical, and Communications
Space Planning: Furnishings to Rooms
Space Planning: Rooms to Buildings
Furnishings, Fabrics, and Background Elements
Furniture and Accessories
Backgrounds: Floors
Backgrounds: Ceilings and Walls
Backgrounds: Doors, Windows, and Fireplaces
The Profession of Interior Design
Interior Design as a Career
Residential Programming Questionnaire
Furniture Inventory Sheet
Typical Set of Residential Construction Drawings
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