Exceptionally comprehensive, this single- source reference allows readers to compare and contrast architecture, interior design, interior architectural features, design details, motifs, furniture, space planning, color, lighting, textiles, interior surface treatments, and decorative accessories through many centuries--from antiquity to the 18th century--from the many regions of the world. Additionally, it includes later interpretations of architecture, interiors, and furniture to illustrate the evolution of each stylistic influence. Each period is placed within a conceptual, cultural, historical, and social context, and the broad range of examples depicts high-style and domestic structures and furnishings that reflect residential, commercial, and institutional projects. The volume is extensively illustrated and features many illustrations diagrammed with explanatory notes highlighting specific design features. Cultural Precedents. Oriental (China, Japan). Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome). Middle Ages (Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic). Renaissance (Italian Renaissance, Spanish Renaissance, French Renaissance, English Renaissance, American Colonial: England, American Colonial: Spanish, American Colonial: France, American Colonial: Germany, Holland). Baroque (European Baroque, Louis X1V, English Restoration). Rococo (Regencey & Louis XV, Neo-Pal & English Georgian, American Georgian). Early Neoclassic (Louis XVI, French Provincial, Late Georgian, American Federal). For interior design practitioners, furniture designers, design consultants, design manufacturers, and theater and film set designers, as well as those in the related fields of art history, architecture, material culture, museum studies, and history. Also of interest to historical societies, preservation groups, crafts people, design journalists, and the lay person with interest in design.
The debate surrounding hand drawing versus computer-generated imagery has become a hot topic. Having grown up with computers, today's interior design and architecture students are extremely adept at creating computer imagery, but often lack confidence in their freehand sketching skills, or do not know how to sketch at all. Sketching, and the careful observation that it entails, is essential for the successful development of the next generation of designers. Forty-five step-by-step exercises take the student from the simple three-dimensional forms of furniture, to interiors, to complex building exteriors and cityscapes. Technical topics covered include tools, line weights, perspective, proportion, composition, shading, serial views, and context. Exercises are illustrated with beautiful sketches specially created by the author. Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design is an indispensable and practical guide for students wishing to master the art of looking and sketching.
This resource on architectural drafting introduces the topic specifically for beginning interior designers. This second edition adds a new chapter 14, 'Incorporating the Computer,' which covers integrating software with hand drafting. Content reorganization - like new chapter 3, '2D and 3D' - makes this edition even more intuitive, with specific topics easy to locate.
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.
An easy-to-use, one-stop reference guide for architectural and interior design. Part dictionary, part reference book, Mary Gilliatt's Dictionary of Architecture and Design is a single comprehensive source of information that will help you navigate all decisions related to home decor. Whether you are a home owner, an amateur restorer or decorator, a professional, a realtor, a student, or a do-it-yourselfer, this book will make every job go smoother. Over 2000 Entries and 250 line drawings logically organised into 12 useful subject areas: Architects, Designers, and Decorators Architectural, Building, and Decorating Terms Colors, Paints, Varnishes, and Decorative Finishes Fabric and Wallpaper Flooring Furniture and Upholstery Glass and Ceramics Lighting Oriental and Other Rugs Styles and Movements Windows and Window Treatments Woods for Furniture and Floors
In this book, architects, interior designers and designers will find an introduction to the functions and use of nano materials, specifically tailored to their needs and illustrated by numerous international project examples.
For students and practicing professionals preparing to take licensing exams, there is perhaps no more reliable, self-help tutor than Design Process. This thorough text covers all major and many minor real-world issues of architecture and interior design. Topics include: creative design process, building components and materials, environmental issues, research, and the stages of concept development.
Offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.
Architecture and Interior Design: An Integrated History to the Present provides a survey of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts from the past to the present. It is a completely integrated and interdisciplinary reference for: architecture, architectural details, architectural surface treatments, space planning, interior design, interior architectural features, interior surface treatments, furniture, motifs, color, textiles, lighting, and decorative accessories. Step-by-step exercises take the student from the simple three-dimensional forms of furniture, to interiors, to complex building exteriors, and cityscapes. Technical topics covered include tools, line weights, perspective, proportion, shading, composition, serial views, and context. Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design is an indispensable and practical guide for students wishing to master the art of looking and sketching. To quote "drawing is truly a tool for seeing. To draw an object, interior or building, you have to look at the subject in a new way. The sketching process is a means of expanding one's creativity and awakening the senses." What Out for Below Outline and More in this Book: -What Is an Architecture? -Architectural Styles -The Importance of Architectural Design -Architectural Designed Homes -New Home Furniture - Choose Carefully -Interior Designers - Finding the Right One for You -Interior Design Tips and Tricks -Traditional Interior Design -Design Basics - The Power of Color -Basic Interior Decorating Tips for Bedroom -The Easy Way to Personalize Your Bedroom -Home Decorative Lighting - Things You Should Know The unique scope allows comparison in all areas of the built environment through the centuries to illustrate historical, social, cultural, and stylistic influences. Narrative and graphics interweave design analysis with architectural and design history.