4th Edition

Roberto J. Rengel

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OCT 03, 2019
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eBook + Studio 9781501326691
eBook 9781501326608
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501326677

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The Book

Shaping Interior Space, 4th Edition, emphasizes the experiential contributions of interior design and teaches the principles of space planning. This book reinforces an understanding of conceptual, organizational, and spatial principles to diagnose, select, and execute appropriate design strategies for both residential and commercial environments. Intended for all design students, the author covers strategies for creating interior environments that work as a total system to enhance the experience of the user.

Within the STUDIO, students will be able to:
Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results
and personalized study tips.
Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary

Table of Contents

Part One: General Principles
1. Shaping Interior Space
2. People in Buildings
3. Interior Place and Its Components
4. The Basics of Space
5. Balance and Unity

Part Two: Experiential Aims of Design
6. Order
7. Enrichment
8. Expression

Part Three: Design Process
9. Understanding
10. Ideation
11. Development

About The Authors

Roberto J. Rengel is a Professor of Interior Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, where he teaches courses on professional practice, commercial design and placemaking. Prior to his academic career, he practiced commercial interior designer for 15 years with Gensler and Associated Space Design in the U.S

Paperback + Studio
Fairchild Books
500 bw illus


Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

9 decks of flashcards


Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips

11 quizzes