Writing for Interior Design

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Author: Patricia Eakins

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 515

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Writing for Interior Design teaches writing skills that interior design students can apply in the classroom and in their ongoing professional lives. It guides students from basic writing skills to professional fluency in a wide range of areas including communication with colleagues,employers, suppliers, clients, and the market. It also addresses the needs of entrepreneurial designers in start-up practices with limited budgets. A unique, highly creative hands-on approach builds on design students' visual communication skills to guide the development of their ability to express themselves verbally.

Specifications for Commercial Interiors

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Author: S. C. Reznikoff

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

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For the past decade,Specifications for Commercial Interiorshas been the definitive guide to required information on regulations and liabilities, materials performance criteria, and specification writing for interior systems. Today more than ever, every professional involved in the design of commercial and institutional interior space needs to know how to evaluate materials, avoid liability, and comply with current regulations. This new edition has been completely revised. Every section has been updated, and new chapters have been added on paneling, life cycle costing, data management, and fire performance testing. The book also incorporates the 1989 specification data issued by the Construction Specifications Institute. Used for a required course in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University, this book consists of 18 chapters—well documented with charts, diagrams, and checklists—which are organized into three parts. The first part defines professional and product liability and outlines the latest regulations and standards. Three separate chapters are devoted to fire hazards and their effect on interior finishes, upholstery, and furniture specification. Part 2 discusses interior systems and materials: rugs and carpets, resilient and hard-surface flooring, interior wall finishes, paneling, window systems, and commercial furniture. Life cycle costing is covered, as are the requirements for barrier-free public interiors. Part 3 establishes guidelines for coordinating drawings, schedules, and specification documents. The latest technological developments are referred to throughout the text, and up-to-date terminology is defined in glossaries at the ends of chapters. The book is an invaluable reference for interior designers, architects, and students of these professions.

Wo Architekten arbeiten / Where Architects Work

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Author: Nils Ballhausen

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038210544

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Wie sieht es eigentlich bei denen aus, die täglich über gutes Bauen nachdenken? Wo entstehen die Ideen und Entwürfe für zeitgenössische Architektur? 76 Architekturbüros aus dem deutschsprachigen und internationalen Raum gewähren Einblicke in ihre Räumlichkeiten. Jedes Architekturbüro ist mit einer Aussenansicht, einem Innenraumfoto und einer Grundrisszeichnung dargestellt, in der zudem die Arbeitsplätze der Inhaber markiert sind. So werden nicht nur Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Architekten anschaulich, sondern auch die interne Organisation der Büros und die Haltung, die das jeweilige Gebäude ausdrückt. Die Räume, in denen Architekten heute arbeiten und Besuch empfangen, erzählen von einem Berufstand, der sich polyglott, bodenständig, provisorisch, ehrlich, ironisch, seriös oder verspielt gibt. Gearbeitet wird in Wolkenkratzern und Scheunen, in Stadt- und in Lagerhäusern, am Wasser und im Wald. Die exemplarischen Einblicke in 76 Architekturbüros werden von einer grundlegenden Betrachtung über Kontinuitäten und Brüche des Typus „Atelier/Studio“ begleitet.

AutoCad for interior design and space planning

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Author: Beverly L. Kirkpatrick,James M. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 9780023644559

Category: Architecture

Page: 554

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This self-paced tutorial helps interior designers and architects learn AutoCAD (Release 14) by actually using it in planning and designing a wide variety of realistic interiors. Using a non-technical writing style and hands-on PROMPT/RESPONSE tutorial approach, it takes readers step-by-step through the creation of all of the drawings necessary for a space planning project (Tenant Space Project) -- from floor plans, elevations, and furniture planning, through power and lighting plans, to isometric and three-dimensional drawings. Four other projects -- obtained from designers presently working in the field -- are included as practice exercises. Contains 493 line drawings -- most drawn to scale -- that provide readers with visual confirmation of the accuracy of their drawings. Additional tips, notes, and warnings alert readers to shortcuts, pitfalls, and special features of the software. For interior designers and architects.

Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers, Second Edition

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Author: Tad Crawford,Eva Doman Bruck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621532836

Category: Design

Page: 288

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This essential trade reference offers more than fifty crucial forms and tells you everything you need to know to use them effectively, all for $5 less than the first edition. Made available in hard copy and on CD-ROM, each form can be customized and is accompanied by detailed instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and a negotiation checklist to help you achieve the best results. Included is an in-depth section on contractual issues relevant to the industry. Among the essential forms included are: Project plan and budget Proposal form Comprehensive production schedule Transmittal form Traffic log Collection letters Receipts log Marketing checklist Billing forms Work change order Designer–client agreement for commercial and residential projects Contract summary sheet Contract with fabricator Nondisclosure agreement for submitting ideas Employment agreement Trademark application And many more New to this edition are forms for leases, subleases, arbitration, general and mutual releases, employee warning and dismissal letters, and promissory notes. Don’t miss out. Use Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers to spare yourself expensive lawyers’ fees and get fair compensation for your work.

The Interior Design Reader

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Author: Judith Gura,Sarah Falls

Publisher: Allworth

ISBN: 9781621535072

Category: Design

Page: 224

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An Essential Resource for Interior Designers, Students, and Design Teachers The Interior Design Reader is an essential source for the interior designer or design student, incorporating excerpts of key works on design theory from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. By documenting the ideas and philosophies that provided the foundations of design styles and movements through history, this rich book deals with design theory in its application to interior design. The compiled excerpts from writings about design range from classic to contemporary. Such luminaries include: Vitruvius Palladio Ruskin Morris Charles Eastlake Ellen Key Edith Wharton Elsie de Wolfe Walter Gropius Le Corbusier Dorothy Draper Billy Baldwin William Pahlmann Angelo Donghia Mark Hampton And many other prominent designers, living and deceased. The Interior Design Reader is a guide into design education, and will help students and practitioners alike form a deeper understanding of the connection between traditional theory and contemporary design practice. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Time Sver Standards for Interior Design and Space, Chiara-Panero-Zelnik, McGraw-Hill, Inc

Time Sver Standards for Interior Design and Space

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Author: The McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 1173

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Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning is a professional handbook dealing with the planning, design, and detailing of interior spaces. Its primary goal is to provide, within a single reference, information that typically is found dispersed throughout a multitude of sources, including manufacturers' catalogs, technical literature, books dealing with historic styles, and documents and drawings from various projects. This handbook can be used by the small and medium-size interior design or architectural firm to establish an instant reference library of design data and details by providing a broad selection of detail types and techniques. In addition, the large firm will be able to substantially augment and modify an existing library of details . Perhaps the most unique feature of this handbook is the vast array of construction and woodwork details reproduced directly from actual working drawings contributed by some of the nation's leading interior design and architectural firms . It is this that makes the handbook particularly useful to the interior designer, architect, and student alike. This book consists of five sections . The first, entitled Planning and Design of Interior Spaces, deals with residential, office, hospitality, and retail spaces in terms of the relevant planning, design, and detailing data specifically associated with each . The second section, entitled Construction Details and Finishes, deals with various basic interior construction components associated with most interior spaces . These components include partitions, wall openings, wall finishes, floors and floor finishes, doors, ceilings, stairs, fireplaces, and lighting . Details relevant to each component have been contributed by practicing interior designers and architects as well as manufacturers. The third section, entitled Architectural Woodwork, deals with standard joinery and casework details, customized woodwork details, cornices and mouldings, and furniture hardware. The fourth section, entitled Specialties, deals with various specialized areas of equipment, systems, furnishings, and decoration, including signage and graphics, audio-visual systems, window treatments, and accessories. Information for these subject areas is drawn from manufacturers, suppliers, and designers. The fifth section, entitled General Reference Data, provides the most comprehensive set of time-saving reference materials found in handbooks of this type, including tables, charts, formulas, and planning guidelines . Of particular interest to the architect, interior designer, and facility manager are tables that can be easily used to determine carpet and wall covering yardage . Charts and drawings relative to human factors and planning standards are also provided . It should be noted that since the details and other information presented in this book have been compiled from so many different sources, it is difficult to ensure that all the data are entirely accurate or appropriate ; for example, in some instances planning guidelines may reflect minimum acceptable standards and not necessarily ideal or preferred standards . In other instances the details indicated may have been perfectly adequate in the context of the total building design of which they were a part, but they may well require modification to reflect design conditions and the reader's intended use . It should also be noted that building codes, fire safety regulations, barrier-free standards, and many other laws governing the design and construction of buildings vary from state to state . Accordingly, the reader should consult all applicable local, state, and federal codes for conformance prior to applying any of the information contained in this book . Moreover, the reader is cautioned that the dimensional information provided in connection with furniture, equipment, appliances, accessories, etc., has been obtained from manufacturers and technical literature and thus varies from supplier to supplier and from source to source . Certain items may have been discontinued, others modified, and still others replaced. Although every effort has been made to ensure the reasonableness of the information, the reader is cautioned to consult the manufacturer of the item specified for current dimensional data. The reader is also advised that most drawings and other illustrative material have been enlarged or reduced for reasons of page layout and page size . The reader is cautioned, therefore, to disregard any scale designations and not to scale the drawings in order to determine any additional dimensional information . Finally, as mentioned before, the plans and details contained in this book were extracted from complete sets of actual working drawings prepared by many different contributors . They were selected both because they were representative of typical situations faced by the designer of interior spaces and because they were particularly informative . The authors would like to underscore the fact that these plans and details, as well as all the other material presented in this book, are intended to serve only as a helpful point of departure in connection with the design process, and not as a substitute for original thinking and creativity. Although every effort has been made to present reasonably accurate information, the editors and publisher assume no liability or responsibility for damage to persons or property alleged to have occurred as a direct or indirect consequence of the use and application of any of the contents of this book. The reader is advised to view the subject matter primarily as guidelines for preliminary planning and detailing, and to properly review, modify, and process it to ensure conformance with local codes and practices and appropriateness of'applicability . Joseph De Chiara Julius Panero Martin Zelnik

Writing for Design Professionals

A Guide to Writing Successful Proposals, Letters, Brochures, Portfolios, Reports, Presentations, and Job Applications for Architects, Engineers, and Interior Designers

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Author: Stephen A. Kliment

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393731859

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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An updated guide to the complexities of effective writing in design practice shares a range of real-world illustrations and exercises, from marketing and promotion material to reports and client communications.

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business

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Author: Diane Leone

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Book & CD-ROM. An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of colour principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of colour and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word® and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

AutoCAD for Interior Design and Space Planning Using AutoCAD 2002

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Author: Beverly L. Kirkpatrick,James M. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130971074

Category: Computers

Page: 559

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Written specifically for practitioners of interior design, this book helps readers learn AutoCAD by actually using it in planning and designing a wide variety of realistic interiors. It covers both 2- and 3-dimensional aspects of AutoCAD 2002. Using a non-technical writing style and hands-on PROMPT/RESPONSE tutorial approach, it takes readers step-by-step through the creation of all of the drawings necessary for a space planning project (Tenant Space project)—from floor plans, elevations, and furniture planning, through power and lighting plans, to isometric and three-dimensional drawings. An Overview of the AutoCAD Program; Preparing to Draw with AutoCAD; Drawing with AutoCAD: Basic Commands and Settings; Drawing with AutoCAD: Conference and Lecture Rooms; Adding Text to the Drawing; Printing and Plotting; Drawing the Floor Plan: Walls, Doors, and Windows; Dimensioning and Area Calculations; Drawing Elevations, Wall Sections, and Details; Drawing and Adding Specifications to Furnishings and the AutoCAD Design Center; Drawing the Reflected Ceiling Plan and Power Plan; Isometric Drawing; Creating Presentations and Creating a Web Page Using AutoCAD; Using Raster Images and Grips; Customizing Toolbars and Menus; Basic Three-Dimensional Models; Solid Modeling. For interior designers.

Making the American Home

Middle-class Women & Domestic Material Culture, 1840-1940

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Author: Marilyn Ferris Motz,Pat Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724344

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

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The transformation of a house into a home has been in our culture a traditional task of women. The articles examine this process as they reflected the role of American middle-class women as homemakers in the years 1840–1940.

Interior Design: A Professional Guide

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Author: Jenny Grove

Publisher: Riba Publishing

ISBN: 9781859465851

Category:

Page: N.A

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This is a benchmark book which encourages interior designers to raise their professional status and offers their clients an insight into the complex profession of modern interior design. It demystifies what an interior designer does, and showcases the range of skills that interior designers can bring to a project to help achieve a successful outcome. The book attempts to explain the broad scope of the interior design profession, including: the wide range of projects and specialisms the people, roles and relationships the skills and knowledge that designers need the benefits of using a designer the importance of a good client-designer relationship. Case Studies illustrate key points, pinpointing important project types and showcasing designers working in specialist fields and include comments from clients and end-users. "

Space Planning Basics

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Author: Mark Karlen,Rob Fleming

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118882512

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Conquer the complexity of interior design with a logical, methodical approach Space Planning Basics is a definitive introduction and principle resource for thousands of designers. With step-by-step methodology based on the author’s several decades of design experience, this authoritative guide has become the de facto reference for an entire generation of designers. This updated fourth edition includes digitized drawings, diagrams, and matrices throughout, and newly added supplemental photographs. The text has been revised to reflect the latest developments in sustainable and universal design, including coverage of daylighting, benchmarking, LEED system standards, and green code issues. The companion website provides AutoCAD files, intrustor videos and matrices to give you a deeper real-world understanding of the design process. This book is perfect preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Proper space planning goes way beyond sketching a preliminary floor plan. Successful implementation includes a balanced integration of code compliance, system support, and adherence to the client’s functional needs. Sustainability adds a new, important layer of complexity. This book shows you how to approach space planning in a way that ensures all considerations are met, and nothing gets lost in the process. Adopt an organized and comprehensive planning methodology Work effectively with dimensionally challenging spaces Consider building systems, codes, lighting, acoustics, and more Develop advanced skills and conquer new challenges Space planning encompasses many components and processes, making a comprehensive reference necessary for mastery of the field. Space Planning Basics is a thorough, methodical resource that gets you started on the right track, with plenty of room for creativity.

New York School of Interior Design: Home

The Foundations of Enduring Spaces

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Author: Ellen S. Fisher,Jen Renzi

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 080413720X

Category: House & Home

Page: 464

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From the nation's top college for interior design comes a definitive design school in a book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home. In the past decade, New York School of Interior Design, which was founded in 1916, has drawn a large crossover audience of passionate decorating enthusiasts and hobbyists--many of them private homeowners who know that thinking like a professional is the surest way to achieve a magnificent home. This lavishly illustrated and highly detailed interior design bible provides a comprehensive education on home design and decor, from color theory principles to space-specific considerations (choosing furniture for a living room) and collaborating with architects and other professionals for the best results. Built on the Home Study Course that is the foundation of the school's curriculum, this book offers an unparalleled mastery of the key elements of enduring design, rendering it the only book you'll ever need. From the Hardcover edition.

The Handbook of Interior Design

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Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118532384

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas

How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet.

Interior Design Illustrated

Marker and Watercolor Techniques

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Author: Christina M. Scalise

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1609019172

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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In an age of reliance on CAD programs, the skill to express a vision with a hand-rendered drawing gives an interior designer a distinct advantage in communicating with clients. This book helps students develop this powerful marketing tool.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

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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.