Visual Culture in the Built Environment: A Global Perspective provides an integrated survey of global interior environments and architecture explaining significant design styles and movements from the mid-19th Century to the present day. In addition to learning the characteristics and designers of a particular style or movement, students will learn how and why interior environments and architecture develop, including the impact of cultural and political events. In reflecting the emerging field of Visual Culture studies, this textbook expands upon traditional approaches to studying the history of interior environments and architecture by presenting content within the global interdisciplinary context of the arts, politics, technology, business, and economics.
Explores built environments from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania
Provides examples reflecting the professional responsibilities of designers to society and individuals, including sustainable development, universal design, and the health, safety, and welfare of the end user
Presents a global contextual analysis of the recent history of the built environment from a multidisciplinary perspective
Includes more than 250 full-color illustrations that demonstrate the evolution of interiors and architecture based on global events and developments
Every chapter features summaries, key terms, and exercises with in-depth research projects
The Mid-to-Late 1800s
The 1990s to the Present
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Susan M. Winchip
, LEED AP, MIES, IDEC, is a Professor Emerita of Interior and Environmental Design in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. She has over 20 years of experience designing residential, corporate, and institutional interiors with specialties in lighting and sustainability. She has published monographs and in several academic journals, including Journal of Interior Design Education and Research, Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Quality in Higher Education, and the College Student Journal. Winchip is winner of the ASID Foundation 2010 Polsky Prize Award for her textbook, Visual Culture in the Built Environment: A Global Perspective (Fairchild).