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Interiors: text with Design CD-ROM [Paperback]

Karla J. Nielson , David A Taylor


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1 Sep 2001 0072483504 978-0072483505 3
Interiors: An Introduction offers an introduction to the elements, practice, and aesthetics of residential and nonresidential interior design. The text presents timeless design principles and elements and their application to interiors. In addition, the authors describe the numerous choices of materials, furnishings, and components used in interior design.

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Introduction to principles of design and color.
Description of the building and design process, and how they are intertwined.
Interiors Core Concepts CD-ROM: The third edition is enhanced by the addition of a Core Concepts CD-ROM. This new tool, packaged free with every copy of the text, offers students an interactive tutorial in the elements of design, as well as study aides and quizzes to help them better master the text material.
Four Color: This third edition is now four-color throughout, with more photographs and a completely redrawn line art program.
Revised Historical Styles: This chapter has been updated and rewritten to include both the Asian influences on interior design and a comprehensive discussion of the Craftsman style.
Revised Special Situations in Design: This chapter consolidates and expands the coverage of designing for special populations.
Thoroughly Updated: The authors have revised the text to include the latest in interior design and building technologies ranging from smart appliances, through modern materials and finishes, to contemporary environmental concerns.
The Process and Profession of Design: This introductory chapter combines the discussion of how design problems are identified and solved with the description of the training and skills of design professionals.
Nonresidential concerns are addressed in sections headed 'Nonresidential Considerations,' found in every chapter where this is relevant.
Space Planning, Floor Plans and Building Systems: These chapters have been reorganized from the previous edition to provide a more integrated discussion of the decisions, processes, and techniques required for successful completion of a construction or remodel.
Revised Special Considerations Design: This chapter consolidates and expands the coverage of designing for special populations.

About the Author

* Is the author of Window Treatments, (John Wiley, New York) the basis of the nationally accredited Certified Window Treatments Consultant Program (offered through the Window Coverings Association of America). She also wrote Understanding Fabrics (LC Clark Publishing, North Palm Beach, FL). She writes the 'Design Perspectives' monthly article for Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine.

* Is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Beginning her teaching career in 1974, she has taught introductory courses, textiles and historic courses and interior design business courses. She holds a Master's of Art and Design degree.

* Has been a professional interior designer since 1974, working chiefly as a sole proprietor. For three years she was President of Designer Style, a full-service interior design retail business.

* Has conducted student travel studies in the US and in England, and has given CEU (Continuing Eduction Unit) lectures to design professionals on a host of topics in nearly every major US city, in Canada and in Mexico since 1984. She has also traveled to the Far East and to Russia.

* Is the mother of ten children, five of whom are adopted from Karaganda Kazakhstan and Smolensk, Russia. The Nielsons consider their birth and adopted children as their treasures. Her other passions include church work, Boy Scouts, remodeling and gardening.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good overall book 20 Feb 2006
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I think this book was very good at touching on all the different aspects of interior design. At times it could get a bit technical and if thats not what you want then those parts can be skipped over without loosing the meaning of the section. I enjoyed the book and recomend it for interior design and architecture students.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interiors 30 Jan 2006
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This book was bought for online university for design. It has helped me a great deal in my classes. I was required to buy it for the class. It is a very good textbook.
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Altho the book is what it is supposed to be the CD did not come with it as stated in the description. I bought 2 books, one said it had a cd one did not. Neither came with CD.
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