Visual Culture in the Built Environment A Global Perspective

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/22/2010
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Students who are preparing to become interior designers in our global economy must learn how to solve problems from an integrated and holistic perspective. To help prepare students for the global interior design profession Global Interior Environments: Mid-1800s to the Present offers an integrated survey of global interior environments written to explain significant design styles and movements. In addition to knowing the characteristics and designers of a particular style or movement, students will be engaged in understanding why and how an interior environment develops. Covering various interior environments, including Africa, Central/North Asia, East Asia, Europe, Mexico/Central America, North America, South America, South/Southeast Asia, and Oceania, this book will aid students in retaining information, fostering critical thinking skills, and developing an understanding of how to apply the results of historical research in practice. Features: -- Organizational structure provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History -- Key Concept inset boxes will reflect contemporary practice of the chapter's era -- Chapters include objectives, a timeline in table format, a summary, key terms, and exercises -- Appendix with complete timeline of chapter timelines, glossary and bibliography -- Instructor's Guide that includes a wide range of activities and assignments for teaching -- PowerPointreg; Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures; compatible with PC and Mac platforms

Author Biography

Susan M. Winchip is a professor of interior and environmental design in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University.

Table of Contents

The Mid-to-Late 1800s
The 1900s
The 1910s
The 1920s
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1900s to the Present
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