Steven B. Webber

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OCT 17, 2019
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Paperback + Studio 9781501327087
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Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501327056

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What's in the book

The Book

"The book’s greatest strength is approaching the subject through the lens of design thinking. There is a need to emphasize design thinking at early foundation levels in interior design." Lee Keen, Louisiana State University, USA

Learn the basics of interior design, design thinking, and the design process. Envision yourself in the role of professional designer as you learn about design phases, spatial well-being, color theory, professional practice, finishes, furnishings, lighting, environmental systems, and more. Case studies, review questions, and exercises in every chapter will help you see how the topics will affect your career.

-Provides techniques for developing awareness of conditions related to urban and rural issues, building architecture, and societal and organizational cultures
-Case Studies showing how designers address important topics like homelessness and adaptive reuse, as well as use color, furniture, materials, lighting, and environmental support systems to reflect the client's message
-Learning objectives and outcomes, definitions of key terms, review questions, chapter summaries, and exercises reinforce the learning experience

Instructor's Resources
-Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom, supplemental assignments, and lecture notes
-Test Bank includes sample questions for each chapter
-PowerPoint® presentations include images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion

Table of Contents


Introduction: What is Interior Design?

Chapter 1: Thinking, Elements and Principles, Aesthetics
Chapter 2: History of Architecture and Design
Chapter 3: The Design Process
Chapter 4: Spatial Well-being
Chapter 5: Color Theory
Chapter 6: Professional Practice of Interior Design
Chapter 7: Contextual Factors of the Built Environment
Chapter 8: Planning
Chapter 9: Finishes
Chapter 10: Furnishings
Chapter 11: Lighting
Chapter 12: Built Environment Support Systems

About The Authors

Steven Webber is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Architecture at Florida State University. He holds NCIDQ certification and is a LEED-AP and member of IDEC and EDRA. Prior to teaching, he practiced in the fields of architecture and interior design for several firms including Gensler.

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