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.

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415957

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

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This updated edition of the most comprehensive business guide for designers covers the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm. The new edition includes additional information on ethics, as well as a companion website containing sample forms and other resources. This book is recommended by the NCIDQ as preparation for their professional registration examination.

Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers

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Author: Tad Crawford,Eva Doman Bruck

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162153250X

Category: Design

Page: 271

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All of the forms today's interior designers need tosucceed—revised, updated, and ready to use.

Interior Design Course

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Author: Tomris Tangaz

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764132599

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 8253

Offers step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through the design process and provides a photo gallery of finished examples by professional designers.

Drawing for Interior Design

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Author: Drew Plunkett

Publisher: Laurence King

ISBN: 9781780671772

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 192

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"This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer-generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students."--

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.

Portfolio Design for Interiors

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Author: Harold Linton,William Engel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628924721

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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The portfolio is the single most important document that a student has to demonstrate his or her expertise. Portfolio Design for Interiors uses real student examples, backed by industry standards and the expertise of the authors, to prepare aspiring interior design professionals to impress.

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.

Rendering in SketchUp

From Modeling to Presentation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design

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Author: Daniel Tal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047064219X

Category: Architecture

Page: 628

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Provides step-by-step instructions on how to create 3D graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs for architecture, interiors, and site designs.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539028

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.

Elements of Style

Designing a Home & a Life

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Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744882

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.

The Adjustments

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Author: Ann Lineberger

Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital

ISBN: 1633701085

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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In the postcard Connecticut town of Cannondale, financial status is followed closely by social standing. Nowhere is this battle more fiercely contested than among the housewives of Fairfield County. Attending yoga classes at the trendy studio in town—taught by the sexy and mysterious Yogi Jack—is part of every elite woman's routine. It allows them a daily escape from the madness of their over-scheduled lives. But the inner peace that yoga brings is only part of the appeal: many of the women come for Yogi Jack, the studio's sexual energy, and the seductive in-class adjustments. In his private sessions, Yogi Jack provides services above and beyond the usual realm of warrior pose, downward-facing dog, and shavasana. One-on-one time with Jack is increasingly sought-after by every one of his female students, from women looking for a deeper stretch to those seeking an entirely different kind of experience—a sexual awakening. As high-profile magazine editor Elizabeth Kelly and her realtor sister Abigail Davis-Powers soon discover, their little, affluent town is not at all what it seems. Hidden behind the immaculately designed houses and their posh facades is the dirty laundry of the housewives of Fairfield County. Drama, jealousy, and intrigue emerge as the women delve deeper into the greedy, status-obsessed underbelly of Cannondale. And when one dark secret finds the light of day, it will threaten to change their lives forever. The Adjustments is Ann Lineberger's debut novel. *This novel contains mature content.

Writing Architecture

A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment

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Author: Carter Wiseman

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341501

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman’s 30 years of personal experience in writing, editing, and teaching in young architects how to write. This book creatively tackles a problematic issue that Wiseman considers to be a crucial characteristic of successful architecture writing: clarity of thinking and expression. He argues that because we live our lives within the built environment, architecture is the most comprehensive and complex of all art forms. Even brilliantly inspired and complex architectural structures would only amount to misunderstood abstractions without the support and reinforcement of the clear explanation. Written as a primer for both college level students and practitioners, Writing Architecture acknowledges and explores the boundaries between different techniques of architecture writing from myriad perspectives and purposes. A poetic description of the beauty and impact of a bridge will not illuminate the mechanical knowledge housed in the structure, but at the same time, dense architectural theory will not encourage individuals experiencing and supporting the bridge to perceive significance and usefulness in the design. Using excerpts and from writers in different genres and from different historical periods, Wiseman offers a unique and authoritative perspective on comprehensible writing skills needed for success.

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

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Author: Katherine E. Kennon,Sharon K. Harmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119451132

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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Interior codes and standards reference of choice for designers and architects, updated and revised Completely revised and updated, the seventh edition of The Codes Guidebook to Interiors is the only book devoted exclusively to codes that are applicable to interior designers. The guide features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards that are relevant to designers and architects, including performance codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and ADA standards. In addition, the dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced with a set of illustrations, including floor plans, that clearly show how codes apply to real-world project. Written by Katherine E. Kennon (a professional architect and facilities planner) and Sharon Koomen Harmon (a professional interior designer and educator) are experts on interior design and architecture codes. Updated coverage contains the most recent ICC codes, including the International Building Code and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code, as well as the NFPA's most recent Life code. The authors address a wide-variety of building and project types (large and small) and they offer information on single family homes and historical and existing buildings. The seventh edition includes: Easy-to-navigate format geared toward the code process as a whole A step-by-step guide through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process The newest changes to the ADA Standards and ICC/ASI accessibility requirements A companion site that offers interactive checklists, flashcards, PowerPoint lecture slides, and an Instructor's Manual Having all applicable codes in a single resource saves hours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or new construction, small or large, codes apply to every project. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with the comprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.

Designing a Book

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Author: Derek Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901648331

Category: Book design

Page: 128

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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

ISBN: 9780393730265

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Now in its second edition—updated and expanded to address such issues as email etiquette and Web-based marketing, communication, and job searches—the best-selling is the standard guide for mastering the complexities of effective writing in professional practice. Stephen A. Kliment explains the principles of clear writing, from the formal “Dear Ms. Jones: I recently visited Polk Street Elementary School, and I agree the facility urgently needs to be modernized to make way for the progressive teaching techniques you have planned for your school district.... I believe that my firm, Izumi Associates, can make this happen” to the punchy remarks of the late William Caudill, “Say ‘frog,’ we’ll jump.” Dozens of sample letters, proposals, brochures, reports, book reviews, oral presentations, staff communications, and more—all drawn from the world of practice, and in both print and electronic formats—guide readers through the ins and outs of composing the end-products of writing. is organized for easy reference, and includes the following topics:• marketing: Web sites, correspondence, brochures and portfolios, proposals, newsletters, and other promotional tools• project writing• writing in school• job applications and Web-based job boards• writing in academe• writing for the media• writing as a career• public speaking plus: how to avoid jargon and gender-specific language, tailor your writing to your audience, enhance your writing with appropriate graphics, write to international clients, write as a product manufacturer, and measure the impact of what you write. Resources include lists of design media.Like a trustworthy desk-side consultant, , should be next to the computer of every architect, planner, interior designer, engineer, and student who wishes to present a polished, professional image through effective written communication.

Inspired Design

The 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years

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Author: Jennifer Boles

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865653566

Category: Design

Page: 328

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Most decorating books focus on one designer; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design. Each designer is profiled and illustrated with three to four photographs of their best work; what we can learn from them--and how they changed decorating forever--is clearly highlighted to catch the eye.

Textile Technology and Design

From Interior Space to Outer Space

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Author: Deborah Schneiderman,Alexa Griffith Winton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474261957

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Textile Technology and Design addresses the critical role of the interior at the intersection of design and technology, with a range of interdisciplinary arguments by a wide range of contributors: from design practitioners to researchers and scholars to aerospace engineers. Chapters examine the way in which textiles and technology – while seemingly distinct – continually inform each other through their persistent overlapping of interests, and eventually coalesce in the practice of interior design. Covering all kinds of interiors from domestic (prefabricated kitchens and 3D wallpaper) to extreme (underwater habitats and space stations), it features a variety of critical aspects including pattern and ornament, domestic technologies, craft and the imperfect, gender issues, sound and smart textiles. This book is essential reading for students of textile technology, textile design and interior design.

Writing About Architecture

Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

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Author: Alexandra Lange

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616890533

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer's strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer. This important addition to the Architecture Briefs series is based on the author's design writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Lange also writes a popular online column for Design Observer and has written for Dwell, Metropolis, New York magazine, and The New York Times. Writing About Architecture includes analysis of critical writings by Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs. Architects covered include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.