The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world.

Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them.

Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Author Biography

Graeme Brooker is a designer, academic and writer based in the UK. He teaches studio and history and theory in Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton. Previous work includes Rereadings (2004), Form and Structure - The Organisation of Interior Space (2007), Context and Environment - Site and Ideas (2008), The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture (2008), Objects and Elements - Occupying Interior Space (2009) and What is Interior Design? (2010).

Lois Weinthal is Chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University. She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory, and co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (2011). Additional publications include 'Interior-scapes' in Feminist Practices (2011), 'Bridging the Threshold of Interior and Exterior: An Interview with Petra Blaisse' in AD Architectural Design (2008) and 'House Lab' in the JAE Journal of Architectural Education (2006).

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Part 1.1: Reflecting upon the Discipline
1. Modern History and Interior Design/2. Rethinking Histories, Canons + Paradigms/3. Interior Design Theory and Philosophies/4. Methods of Research + Criticality/5. Educating the Designer/6. Regulation: Convention: Legislation/7. The Profession of the Designer
Part 1.2: Interior Terrains
8. The Interiorists/9. Contested Territories/10. Adaptation/Reuse/11. New Occupancy/12. Programming and Function /13. Public Inhabitation/14. The Private Domestic Realm/15. Work Space/16. Set Design: Performance, Event, Retail/17. Exhibition Design
Part 2.1: The Body, Behaviour and Space
18. The Body /19. Psychology and Behaviour/20. Sexuality and Gender
/21. Healthy Environments/22. Ageing Populations/23. Demographics and Identity
Part 2.2: Ethics and the Indoor Environment
24. Ethics/25. Consumption/26. Sustainability/27. Politics/28. Globalization
Part 3.1: Speculative forms of production
29. Drawing/30. Modelling/31. Technology/32. Digital Representation and Fabrication/33. Television, Gaming and New Media /34. Literary Narratives
Part 3.2: Atmospheric Conditions of the Interior
35. Colour + Materiality/36. Ornament and Decoration/37. Taste + Trends/38. Phenomenology and the Senses

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