Beginnings of Interior Environments
Prentice Hall, 2000 - House & Home - 385 pages
For coursework in Interior Design.
The input from numerous practicing designers and the addition of nearly 500 new images and illustrations make this one of the top introductory design texts. Taking a broad approach to the subject, this book covers the essentials that students will need to become professional members of the interior design industry. It introduces readers to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design. Particular attention is given to the technical requirements of creative three dimensional interior environments and the furnishings, finishes, and fabrics available to enhance that space.