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What designers really do: A practical introduction to interior design.
Beginnings of Interior Environments, 11e, provides a practical approach to introductory interior design. The text addresses interior design holistically, stressing the importance of commercial and residential environments equally. Students are introduced to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design through practical examinations and engaging discussions that encourage them to analyze the needs and desires of clients, and through the synthesis of this information, create healthful, safe, and sustainable environments that enhances their clients' quality of life.
Table of Contents
Part I—Introduction To Interior Environments
Chapter 1 Understanding Interior Design
Chapter 2 The Value of Interior Design: Health, Safety, and Welfare
Part II—Design Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Elements and Principles of Design
Chapter 4 Color
Part III—Building Systems
Chapter 5 Construction Components, Systems, and Codes
Chapter 6 Lighting, Electrical, and Communications
Chapter 7 Space Planning: Furnishings to Rooms
Chapter 8 Space Planning: Rooms to Buildings
Part V—Materials, Furnishings and Fabrics
Chapter 9 Floors
Chapter 10 Ceilings and Walls
Chapter 11 Furniture
Chapter 12 Textiles
Chapter 13 Window Treatments, Accessories, and Art
PART VI—The Profession of Interior Design
Chapter 14 Interior Design as a Career