What is included with this book?
The perception of space and creation of atmosphere are central to this book. The creation of interior atmosphere is explored through the 'scenic interior' and the mise en scène, a film theory for understanding interior staging. You will learn about the principles of film mise en scène and how these principles can be applied to interior settings, to help tell the 'story' of the interior and create a complete atmosphere that is an immersive experience.
Packed with inspiring examples and case studies, ranging from film interiors, architectural and art installations, to the work of notable interior designers, stylists and architects with an interior interest, this book broadens current thinking around the design of the interior.
This book also re-addresses the balance in favor of interior decoration; many college courses and subsequent books address the architectural aspect of interior design but this book is ideal for students learning to embrace how specific effects can be achieved through the use of softer decorative techniques.
Introduction: What is Interior Design?
Interior architecture, interior decoration and interior brand-scapes
1. What's in a Room? The Principles of Mise-en-Scène
Interior decoration and the creation of atmosphere
What is narrative?
2. The Interior Setting
What is a setting?
The physical environment – the 'skin'
What is a decorative style?
3. The Interior 'Prop'
What is a 'Prop ?'
Props and atmosphere
4. Interior Space and Experience
Perceptions of space
5. Interior lighting
Lighting and atmosphere
6. Interior Colour
Colour and atmosphere