The 2nd edition of The Fairchild Dictionary of Interior Design presents design terminology from both historical and contemporary viewpoints—from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Furniture and its components, lighting principles and fixtures, materials, fabrics, construction devices, accessories, woods, styles, and periods all contribute to the language of design. Design is the continuous reuse and revitalization of forms to create meaning for each generation. There is no design that cannot find its way back in history. By integrating the historical evolution of design into the very definition of design terms, The Fairchild Dictionary of Interior Design places the fundamental, accumulated understanding of interior design in the broadest and most comprehensive of contexts.
Terms used in interior design such as sustainable design, universal design, Americans with Disabilities Act, and barrier-free design
Over 650 detailed illustrations
Appendices include bibliographies of designers and architects; profiles of major professional organizations and associations for interior designers; and tables detailing characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, and uses of textiles and fibers
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Martin M. Pegler
has been in the field of visual merchandising and store design for over 60 years and has authored and edited more than 80 books. He is an international lecturer on display, visual merchandising and store design and an editor of the quarterly publication, Retail Design International. Pegler has been honored by the Professionals for the Advancement of Visual Education (PAVE) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has received the NY State's Chancellor's award for Excellence in Teaching, is an inductee in the Visual Merchandising / Display Industries Hall of Fame and an elected member of the Society of Visual Merchandisers. Pegler has been honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Housewares Association (IHA) and with an annual international award named the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising & Display by the Global Award Innovation (GIA) group of the IHA.