Wiley Releases A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN
John Wiley & Sons, a leader in architectural & interior design publishing, is releasing three new titles for interior designers and students that, combined, cover everything a new or practicing interior designer needs to know to build a solid foundation in their craft. From the history of interior design, to the best practices of working in the profession, and even the materials used and their application, it's a complete library for interior designers no matter where they are in their careers.
The first title, A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN, 4th Edition, (ISBN: 978-1-118-40351-8, October 14, 2013, $120.00) is the gold standard for the history of interior design, completely revised and expanded, and it now reflects greater coverage of non-Western design, as well as vernacular and residential interiors. Additionally, more consideration of sustainable design also makes A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN the most relevant text available. Lavishly illustrated, this book is essential to anyone who appreciates interior design as well as antiques, furniture design, textiles, decorative objects and the general evolution of the space where people work and live.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS, 5th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118-09079-4, September 23, 2013, $90.00) is the second title of the group. Considered the most comprehensive business guide for designers, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS has been used by tens of thousands of aspiring designers and working professionals since it was first published in 1989. Author, Christine Piotrowski, covers the issues and tools essential to the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized fashion. From establishing a practice, design contracts, fees, financial management, project management, contract administration, and career options, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or a large firm. The winner of the American Society of Interior Designer's prestigious Polsky Award for its First Edition, no other book approaches the comprehensiveness or relevance for the practicing interior designer.
Lastly, the third title, MATERIALS FOR INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118-30635-2, November 4, 2013, $95.00) helps designers successfully address material evaluation and selection of interior components. Organized by types of materials and applications, the technical information for each material is presented in a concise reference format to aid designers in their design solutions. Covering all aspects of interior design materials, from aesthetic qualities to manufacturing and fabrication, applications, installation and maintenance, and specifications for materials used in commercial and residential applications, this book is engagingly written, highly detailed, and helpfully illustrated with more than 550 color illustrations.