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.

How to Prosper as an Interior Designer

A Business and Legal Guide

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Author: Robert L. Alderman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471162230

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grafikdesign. Das Ideenbuch

Inspiration von 50 Meistern ihres Fachs

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Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714351

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Gutes Grafikdesign basiert neben eigenen Ideen und Kreativität auf Schlüsselelementen, die durchaus erlernt und trainiert werden können. Hierfür analysieren Steven Heller und Gail Anderson herausragende Arbeiten der weltweit renommiertesten Gestalter mit: Von Michael Bierut, Jan Tschichold, Anton Stankowski, Neville Brody und Jessica Hische über Fons Hickmann, Paul Rand und Stefan Sagmeister bis hin zu Seymour Chwast, Otl Aicher, Paul Sahre und Christopher Niemann – erstklassige Projekte von fünfzig Kreativen werden hinsichtlich Kreativität und Techniken beleuchtet. Wie lassen sich Informationen klarer visualisieren? Wie können Lösungen emotional aufgeladen werden? Schließlich bringen die Autoren Handwerk und Konzeption zusammen, erklären, wie sich die Form auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise um den Content schmiegen kann – humorvoll, typografisch oder aber mit dem Spiel von Perspektiven. Last, but not least widmet sich ein ausführliches Kapitel dem Storytelling. Ein umfassendes Arbeitsbuch also, das gerade Newcomer bestens durch ihre Ausbildung begleiten wird.

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.

A Passion for Interiors

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Author: Carolyne Roehm

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307719995

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

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Presents a tour of the author's three homes--a pre-war Manhattan duplex, a Colonial-era Connecticut stone house, and an Aspen residence--in order to show how to make the most of architectural features and interior furnishings.

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

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Author: Victoria Rosner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."

Writing for Scholars

A Practical Guide to Making Sense and Being Heard

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788215013916

Category: Academic writing

Page: 195

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Science is a big, noisy dialogue that takes place mainly through scholarly journals and books. How do you make your voice heard?: A Practical Guide to Making Sense and Being Heard demystifi es the writing process, and shows you how to reach other scholars and convince them that you have something important to say. This book provides you with motivation, rich and precise examples from a wide range of academic fields, practical advice and more than one good laugh.

Space Planning Basics

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Author: Mark Karlen,Rob Fleming

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118882598

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.

Photoshop® for Interior Designers

A Nonverbal Communication

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Author: Suining Ding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609015444

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Provides step-by-step demonstrations that integrate Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, freehand drawings and Adobe InDesign to create visual presentations.

Marketing and Client Relations for Interior Designers

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Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470260483

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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"This step-by-step manual helps you design the marketing program that best fits your unique practice and provides helpful business forms to help keep you on target, including staff questionnaires, planning guides, and design services outlines."--BOOK JACKET.

AutoCAD for Interior Design and Space Planning

Using AutoCAD 2004

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Author: Beverly L. Kirkpatrick,James M. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131136038

Category: Architecture

Page: 607

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Teaching students how to make architectural drawings using a computer and the AutoCAD 2004 program, this manual employs the prompt-response format in beginning exercises of all chapters to allow students to learn commands in a drawing situation. The text then moves to an outline form in later exercises so they can apply the commands on their own. Applying all the new features of AutoCAD Release 2004, the text provides support information and tips and articles throughout for an examination of the system.

Interior Design Careers

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Author: Rita Marie Schneider

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133927870

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 122

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Describes the opportunities and the preparation required for careers in various areas of interior design.

Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games

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Author: Christy Marx

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136144455

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games explains the practical aspects of creating scripts for animation, comics, graphic novels, and computer games. It details how you can create scripts that are in the right industry format, and follow the expected rules for you to put your best foot forward to help you break-in to the trade. This book explains approaches to writing for exterior storytelling (animation, games); interior/exterior storytelling (comics and graphic novels), as well as considerations for non-linear computer games in the shortest, pithiest, and most economical way. The author offers insider's advice on how you can present work as professional, how to meet deadlines, how visual writing differs from prose, and the art of collaboration.