This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design Materials and Specifications, 2nd Edition, describes each material's characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select, and specify materials, taking into account factors including code compliance, building standards, sustainability guidelines, human needs, and bidding processes. Students will learn how to communicate with suppliers and vendors to achieve the results they envision and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 1413 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
This is a very well thought out book; the content is quite comprehensive and jam-packed with information. Good introduction to sustainability. Easy to read and understand. * Maruja Torres-Antonini, University of Florida, Department of Interior Design, USA *
A large overview of many materials that includes textiles: upholstery and drapery fabrics. Text written well for audience. * Linda Nussbaumer, South Dakota State University, USA *