Interior Design Course Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer

ISBN-10: 0764132598

ISBN-13: 9780764132599

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tomris Tangaz

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Not every home owner or apartment dweller can afford to hire an interior decorator, but this book and a bit of do-it-yourself spirit are all thats needed to give living interiors an elegant, professionally finished look. Presenting all the design principles and techniques needed for creating beautiful rooms, Interior Design Course advises readers on how to think visually and develop distinctive, personal styles of their own. The book is organized into units that reflect interior design courses offered at leading schools. Step-by-step tutorials guide readers through the entire design process, starting with planning the space, then instructing on choosing color schemes and furnishings, and working with a variety of materials. Separate units focus on design principles pertaining to the suburban home. . . the urban live/work loft apartment. . . utilitarian bathroom and kitchen design . . . commercial interiors, including restaurants, retail spaces, and offices. There is also a chapter on becoming a professional interior designer, with advice on preparing a portfolio and marketing ones skills. A gallery of finished examples by professional designers and advanced students presents scores of beautiful and instructive color photos. Here in a single volume are the insights and techniques for producing handsome, highly professional-looking designs. More than 300 color illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introductionp. 6
How to use this bookp. 8
Concept Developmentp. 10
Site research and building studyp. 12
Building a sketchbookp. 16
Making a sketch modelp. 20
Developing an ideap. 24
Modern restaurantp. 28
Interior to exteriorp. 30
Design Realizationp. 32
Drawing materialsp. 34
Human dimensionsp. 36
Architectural drawing conventionsp. 40
Survey and freehand drawingp. 44
Technical drawingp. 46
Making presentation modelsp. 48
Axonometric and perspective drawingp. 54
Computer-aided designp. 60
Flexible spacep. 62
Updating the datedp. 66
Design Projectsp. 68
Creating a briefp. 70
Writing a client profilep. 72
Writing a design proposalp. 74
Planning your designp. 76
Retail shopp. 78
Coffee housep. 80
Building Constructionp. 82
Building componentsp. 84
Building materialsp. 90
Servicesp. 94
Lightingp. 96
Color and interiorsp. 100
Textiles and fabricsp. 104
Creating a directoryp. 108
Writing a specificationp. 110
Creating a sample boardp. 112
Large-scale residencep. 114
Living as an eventp. 118
Professional Practicep. 122
Preparing your portfoliop. 124
Writing a resume and cover letterp. 126
Design rolesp. 128
The design industryp. 130
Setting up on your ownp. 134
Glossaryp. 136
Resourcesp. 138
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 140
Creditsp. 144
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