Get a comprehensive introduction to the profession of interior design. Today's interior designer is a professional who understands and practices the principles of good design and calls upon a wide range of other abilities, from interpersonal skills in working with clients to good business practices that keep projects on track to a knowledge of building codes and health and safety issues. Get a comprehensive overview of both the field of interior design and the many areas of expertise you'll need for a successful career as an interior designer with this guide. A few of the concepts covered are: * The history of interior design through the ages.* The process of interior design, from development of a design concept to analysis of built spaces to design development presentation, and more.* The elements and principles of design.* Working with residential, commercial, cultural, and institutional spaces.* Environmentally healthy design.* Lighting, interior furnishings, and finishes.* New computer technologies for designers.
Lavishly illustrated and written in a clear, entertaining style, Interior Design: A Survey gives you a thorough view of the profession of interior design as it is practiced today. Visit the companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/interiordesignsurvey