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Interiors

byKarla J. Nielson, David A Taylor

Paperback | August 26, 2010

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Interiors: An Introduction is the starting point for a lifetime of design education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Whether the goal is a career in interior design, or simply a better understanding of how to enhance one's own living space, the information and ideas in this text will help readers achieve it.

Interiors offers an introduction to the elements, practice, and aesthetics of residential and nonresidential interior design, as well as their applications. In addition, the authors describe the numerous choices of materials, furnishings, and components used in interior design.

Title:InteriorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10.9 × 9 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0073526509

ISBN - 13:9780073526508

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Process and Profession Of Design

Interior Design: A Lifetime Pursuit

The Process of Design

The Interior Design Profession

Chapter 2: Special Considerations in Design

Sustainability

Environmental Considerations

Two Design Problems

Special Populations

Chapter 3: Design Principles, Elements and Style

The Principles of Design

The Elements of Design

Design Discernment and Excellence

Chapter 4: Color

How We See Color

Color Theory

Color Harmony

Residential and Contract Uses Of Color

Chapter 5: Lighting and Technology

Lighting in Interior Design

Natural Light

Artificial Lighting

Light and the Mind and Body

Power Terminology and Units of Measurement

Luminaires, Or Lighting Fixtures

Contract Considerations

Technology

Chapter 6: Space Planning

Prioritizing Needs and Wants

Considerations for Specific Areas

Space Planning and the Elements and Principles Of Design

Contract Considerations

Chapter 7: Floor Plans and Building Systems

Diagramming and Floor Plans

Floor Plans and Housing

Constructing the Building

Insulation and Energy Conservation

Contract Considerations

Chapter 8: Furniture Arrangement

Function

Human Factors

The Elements and Principles of Design in Furniture

Arrangement

Basic Groupings

Contract Considerations

Chapter 9: Furniture Selection

Wooden Furniture

Metal Furniture

Other Furniture Materials

Upholstered Furniture

Furniture Harmony and Human Factors

Furniture Types

Contract Considerations

Chapter 10: Architectural Detail

Walls

Doors

Windows

Stairs

Fireplaces and Chimneys

Ceilings

Cabinetwork

Contract Considerations

Chapter 11: Wall, Ceiling, and Window Treatments

Wall and Ceiling Materials

Paint

Wall Coverings

Ceiling Treatments

Window Treatments

Contract Considerations

Chapter 12: Floor Materials and Coverings

Flooring Requirements and Specifications

Guidelines for Selecting Hard and Resilient Floor Materials

Soft Floor Coverings

Contract Considerations

Chapter 13: Fabric

Fibers

Fabric--The Champion of Versatility

Contract Considerations

Decorative Fabrics Glossary

Chapter 14: Art and Accessories

Fine Art

Decorative Art

Objects from Nature

Other Accessories

The Use of Accessories

Contract Considerations

Chapter 15: Historic Design

Early Influences

The English Influence in America

American Styles

Modern Design (1857-Present)

Putting Things in Perspective