Revised and expanded, this survey of 20th-century interior design includes discussions on Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Deco, the Modern Movement, Hi-Tech & Green. All types of interiors are explored & set within their economic & cultural contexts.
Author: Fiona Leslie
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Release Date: 2000-01-01
From Art Deco and the Bauhaus to the explosion of colour in the 60s and the return to minimalism in the 90s, this volume explores the 20th-century approach to designing interiors. It features a selection of original sketches, drawings and CAD (Computer Aided Design) printouts from the National Collection of Designs at the V&A. Furniture, ceramics, sale catalogues and other items from the V&A collections provide clues as to the relationship between initial idea and finished product.
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Organized decade by decade and, within each chapter, by type of interior space for easy reference, The Illustrated Room provides a brief social, artistic, and economic overview of each period, giving readers a deeper understanding of the forces that shaped such major movements and influences as Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Wiener Werkstatte and De Stijl, Art Deco and the Bauhaus, Streamline, Utility, International Style, Eclecticism, Moderne, and Contemporary. Featuring a special section on the renderer's art in which many of today's leading perspectivists give their views on commissions, creativity, major influences, signature design styles, media, work habits, and the future of rendering in a computer age, The Illustrated Room is an invaluable reference for interior designers as well as architects, illustrators, restoration and renovation professionals, and design students.
Author: John F. Pile
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Interior architecture
Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.
Chronicles the past century's interior design movements from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to Art Deco and green design, in a wide-ranging survey that explores domestic and other interiors within their social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Original.
Author: Guy Julier
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Commercial art
This comprehensive guide embraces all modern design's numerous manifestations: graphics, products, interiors, furniture, industrial and architectural design. In over 500 entries, this book examines not only the work of important designers worldwide, but also the many dramatic changes that have influenced design and its uses in the 20th-century. Thus political and ideological concepts, such as feminism and green design, are defined and explained as are new technological advances, new materials and techniques and influential movements in modern culture. The text incorporates extensive cross-referencing and full bibliographic notes, along with a chronological chart of design highlights since 1900.
Author: Michael Connors
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2014
A revealing collection of astonishingly fresh and undiscovered midcentury architecture and interiors in Havana. Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors leads the reader on an unprecedented tour in Havana of the stunning and architecturally important private homes and buildings that have been meticulously preserved, previously unphotographed, and mostly inaccessible to visitors. This lavish book represents the modern movement in Cuban architecture, from art nouveau and art deco to the flowering of high modernism just before the Revolution, spanning from the early 1900s to 1965. At a time when travelers are rediscovering Cuba, this volume offers a range of the city's twentieth-century cultural achievements. The photographs, shot exclusively for the book, show examples from the artsy Vedado neighborhood, the seaside streets of Miramar, Central Havana, and Havana's posh Country Club Park area. Included are iconic places such as Cuba's remarkably futuristic National Schools of Art; the art deco landmark Bacardi building; Casa de Alfred von Schulthess by Richard Neutra; the stylish Habana Riviera Hotel, and its original 1957 interiors; the Hotel Nacional de Cuba designed by McKim, Mead & White, on Havana's seaside drive the Malecón; and the world-famous Tropicana cabaret nightclub by architect Max Borges. Havana Modern is a pioneering book of modern design that shows a corner of the world where modern architecture thrived and has been carefully preserved.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-10-13
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.