Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical, and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. The book encompasses color theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting and the basics of running a business, and includes an integrated CD-ROM designed to help students apply what they learn in a hands-on fashion. This thoroughly updated 2nd edition, which addresses contemporary concerns such as sustainability, universal design and adaptive reuse, is richly illustrated with images that reflect current trends in products and interiors. The book is rooted in a practical approach to creating safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing spaces for residential and contract clients.
Two full chapters tracing the history of interior design, from the development of the profession with the society decorators of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as "Sister" Parish and Eileen Gray, to contemporary luminaries such as Clodagh and Philippe Starck
Vocabulary, summary of key concepts, and topic-specific exercises at the end of each chapter
Glossary and appendices that provide contact information for professional organizations and resources, as well as names of major designers past and present
New to This Edition
A fully updated program of color photos demonstrating a global perspective
New organization specific to facilitate understanding of the scope and details of the design process
Additional end-of-chapter exercises to actively engage the student in the content of the CD-ROM
New Appendices include Architectural Digests' Top 100 Designers and chapter-by-chapter bibliography
The Interior Design Profession
Socially Responsible Design
Design Theory: Aesthetics, Elements & Principles of Design
Color Theory & Application
The Design Process: Overview of Project Phases
Communicating the Vision
Light and Lighting Systems
Architectural Elements: The Shell
Finishing the Interior: The Lining
Furnishing the Interior: Feathering the Nest
Period Design Styles: Antiquity (c. 4500 B.C. - A.D. 500) - Empire Style (c. 1789-1848)
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Susan J. Slotkis
, ASID Allied Member, IDEC Educational Affiliate, IFDA Professional, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Department of Fashion Institute of Technology and an adjunct instructor at New York University. For 25 years she has provided interior design services through her firm Profiles–Personalized Interiors. She develops and delivers seminars on a variety of design topics. In 2011, Slotkis received the National ASID Chapter Medalist Award, the highest award bestowed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) on Society members at the chapter level in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to their chapter and to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design. She currently serves on both the International and NY Chapter boards of directors for the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) as Director at Large and Director of Branding, respectively. Slotkis currently serves on the International Board of Directors for the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) as Director at Large, producing their quarterly newsletter Network.