Foundations of Interior Design

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-12-26
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
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Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical, and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. The book encompasses color theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting, and the basics of running a business, and includes an integrated CD-ROM designed to help students apply what they learn in a hands-on fashion. This thoroughly updated 2nd edition, which addresses contemporary concerns such as sustainability, universal design, and adaptive reuse, is richly illustrated with images that reflect current trends in products and interiors. The book is rooted in a practical approach to creating safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing spaces for residential and contract clients.

Author Biography

Susan J. Slotkis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Department of Fashion Institute of Technology and an adjunct instructor at New York University, USA. For 25 years she has provided interior design services through her firm Profiles-Personalized Interiors. She develops and delivers seminars on a variety of design topics.

Table of Contents

The Interior Design Profession
Socially Responsible Design
Design Theory: Aesthetics, Elements & Principles of Design
Color Theory & Application
The Design Process: Overview of Project Phases
Communicating the Vision
Light and Lighting Systems
Architectural Elements: The Shell
Finishing the Interior: The Lining
Furnishing the Interior: Feathering the Nest
Period Design Styles: Antiquity (c. 4500BC-AD500) - Empire Style (c. 1789-1848)
Period Design Styles: Revival Styles (c. 1830-1880) - Contemporary Style (c. 1960-present)
Forecasting and Trends
Professional Practice

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