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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing (1 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373922
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373925
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'I think this is an excellent course book for students who are about to enter, or are considering entering a program of interior design for it touches lightly, but directly, on all aspects of the design process from inception to construction, as well as the modes and means of the production of designs. This book would be a terrific reference for students in preparatory courses and/or the first term in the course of study. The book is clear and the images relate directly to the issues discussed on each spread.' - Anita Cooney, Pratt Institute, USA.

'I think your series of texts on interior design, interior architecture and architecture are terrific. I convinced our library to purchase all of them...' - Herb Fremin, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

'Good content - easy to read and understand.' - Michele Thompson, Bishop Burton College, UK.

'Clear, with good illustrations and easy to reference.' - Veronica Hendry ,University of the Arts London, UK.

'It's a good generic introductory book on the field of Interior Design, clear, good looking and with an academic view of the issue.' --Joao Cruz, ESAD, Portugal.

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Simon Dodsworth studied at KLC School of Design, where he gained an Honours Diploma in interior design. After graduating he worked as a freelancer on residential projects with established architects, and also formed his own design business. He was later invited to teach at KLC, where he is now Director of Interior Design.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ro5ie on 5 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
Through the eyes of a designer as well as an educator, the author informs and inspires the reader about understanding and creating effective interior spaces.

I found the analytical approach to design and its process set out in a very readable and inspirational way. Lovely, fluid sketches, mind mapping exercises, plans, CAD drawings, photographs of residential and commercial interiors and other visuals illustrate and reinforce key topics. A no-nonsense approach demystifies the principles of design and shows how a balance of creativity and practicality is achieved through mediums such as colour, texture and light. The more technical aspects of building construction, sustainability, and environmental concerns are also discussed making this an excellent book for up-and-coming designers, or designers wishing to add breadth to their existing knowledge.

I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is fired by interior design.

Diana McKnight, Director of Studies, KLC School of Design
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Anon on 20 July 2010
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I found `The Fundamentals of Interior Design' to be an inspiring book and impressively rigorous in its approach.
The content was strong, well expressed and thoroughly compiled, and the book clearly explained the role of the interior designer, the design process, along with the concepts, tasks, and terms associated with the profession.
The book's illustrations, sketches, drawings, and photos were all well selected and of a consistently high standard, and the graphics and layout of the book were very stylish.
This would be the perfect book for either the student, the designer at the start of their career, or those looking for an insight into the world of interior design.
I would have to say this is one of the most impressive books of its type - highly recommended!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Julia Begbie on 14 July 2010
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I am a working interior designer and I think that this book provides the best overview of current practice that I have come across.

This is a very approachable book with a good mix of attractive pictures, designers' drawings and informative text. It clearly explains the role of the designer and takes the reader step-by-step through all of the choices the designer faces when creating solutions for different spaces. Scale and drawing methods are explained, and the author explains the different visual techniques used by interior designers to plan and illustrate proposals. The book also addresses all of the aesthetic, practical and ethical considerations you would expect from a comprehensive text book on this subject.

The book is written to be accessible to the beginner with a serious interest in the subject, and would be a useful tool for students and working professionals too. The cover image is quite architectural and masculine; the photos within are drawn from a wide variety of styles, although all up to date, so there is inspiration for everyone.

Whether you have a project at home in mind, or you would like insight into correct professional methods I'd recommend adding this to your library. There are lots of books available with pretty pictures (which this book has too) but very few give you such clear guidance on how to actually do it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. Brazzorotto on 16 Jun. 2010
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This book is the ideal starting point for anybody interested in interior design. It's a clear introduction to the discipline, which can be considered as creativity applied to spaces and planes. I really enjoyed the fresh writing style of the author and the richness of images which accompany the text in order to explain the ideas discussed and inspire the reader.

Some of the pictures are beautiful and portray the works of many famous designers. There are also many sketches and construction drawings, which were very helpful in clarifying some of the more practical details of the designs.
After reading this book not only have I come to understand the meaning of very specific terms such as ergonomics and proxemics, but I've also achieved a good understanding of the design process and the methods behind creative projects, space planning and building structures.
I would therefore strongly recommend this text to students and people who would like to learn more about interior design and who want to gain an introduction to the discipline.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. Harper on 11 April 2011
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If like me you are just starting out in the Interior Design industry then this is an excellent book, which is packed full of very useful information. There is one downside to the book however and they are the pages of Yellow Type on a Black background can really do your eyes in when reading. Apart from that I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what your experience in Interiors is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Van Langen on 31 Aug. 2011
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I bought this book to get a basic insight into interior design, not to become a professional interior designer. The book did exactly that, it gave a good overview of the different challenges and tasks that interior designers are occupied with.

So far, I'm the first person to not give this book a 5 star rating. The simple reason for this is that while this book is very good in almost all respects, it just missed that little extra to push it to 5 stars. To me, more practical examples of room configurations would've been welcome for example.

Having no experience with other interior design books, I can't really say how this book stacks up to others on the same subject. What I can say is that the book provides an easy read, neatly presented and with clear examples when necessary. Recommended.
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