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Designing Interiors 2nd Edition by Rosemary Kilmer, ISBN-13: 978-1118024645

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Designing Interiors 2nd Edition by Rosemary Kilmer, ISBN-13: 978-1118024645
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656 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (February 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781118024645
ISBN-13: 978-1118024645

After its publication in 1992, Designing Interiors became a hugely successful reference tool and designing textbook. In Designing Interiors, Second Edition, updates on trends in sustainability and green design, building codes, universal design, and building information models amplify the already invaluable interior design tricks of trade. Design professors Rosemary and Otie Kilmer provide a fuller design history that incorporates non-Western design and dynamic color illustrations that flesh out technical concepts.

The classic introduction to interior design

Highly acclaimed, Designing Interiors opened up the world of interior design for a generation of professionals. Now, the Second Edition is poised to usher in a new era of design and a new generation of interior designers.

This comprehensive revision includes a brand new introduction to non-Western design, preparing readers to enter the profession in a global millennium. This new section on non-European interiors covers design and architecture in Africa, China, Japan, India, the Islamic world, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Readers will also learn about European design from the Classical period through the Victorian age.

Designing Interiors, Second Edition provides vital information on 21st century design trends and key issues related to building codes. Most importantly, Designing Interiors covers the one issue no one can ignore today: sustainability. This Second Edition provides detailed information on the sustainability concerns of wood, masonry, ceramics, plastics, and other materials.

This book introduces key fundamentals, including:

– Principles of design
– Color and light
– The design process and programming
– Residential & commercial interiors
– Codes and regulations
– Materials, furniture, and lighting
– Globalization and Social Responsibility
– Business management
– Environmentally responsive design

For the big-picture understanding of 21st century demands, a complete grasp of sustainable architecture and interiors is vital―and also included in the Second Edition of Designing Interiors.

About the Author

ROSEMARY KILMER, ASID, IDEC, LEED® AP, and W. OTIE KILMER, AIA, are both Professors Emeritis of interior design at Purdue University. Rosemary Kilmer has served on the Board of Directors for the NCIDQ exam. She is also a member of professional associations, as well as being an Accredited LEED Professional. W. Otie Kilmer has taught design and drawing for over 30 years. His successful career as an architect and interior designer has included work with high-profile international design firms. The authors lead their own design practice, Kilmer and Associates.

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