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Materials and interior design

Author: Rachael Brown, (Lecturer); Lorraine Farrelly
Publisher: London : Laurence King Pub, 2012.
Series: Portfolio skills., Interior design.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The choice of materials is critical to the success of an interior. This book examines every aspect of the the use of materials in interior design, from initial concept and selection to visual representation and practical application. Following a brief introduction, the first five sections offer historical context and detailed guidance on selection, application, representation, communication, and sources, while the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Brown, (Lecturer); Lorraine Farrelly
ISBN: 9781856697590 1856697592
OCLC Number: 785870021
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Historical context of materials and interior design : The industrial age: design movements and their materials --
The evolution of materials --
The historical influence of the environmental agenda and its impact on materials --
The twenty-first century --
Part II. Selection --
The brief and client : Visual identity ; Cost, quality, and program --
The site : Existing buildings : Step by step: Recording materials in an existing building; Step by step: Making a sensory reading of a site ; New buildings, proposed buildings, buildings under construction ; Temporary sites ; Context --
The concept : Step by step: Surface to form ; Step by step: combining materials --
Part III. Application : Material properties : Functional properties ; Relative properties ; Sensory properties: Sight; Step by step: understanding color; Touch; Smell and taste; Hearing ; Environmental properties: Be informed; Be responsible; Be creative ; Subjective properties: Personal readings; Socially or politically constructed readings; Cultural readings; The maker's reading --
Material detail : Step by step: Repeat components ; Step by step: Recording joints and junctions ; Step by step: Visiting an exemplar building --
Part IV. Communicating from concept to completion : Thinking and communicating through drawing --
Concept stage : Thinking "through the material" ; Thinking "through the sketch" ; The sketchbook ; Freehand sketches and "drawings": Step by step: representing material atmospheres; Step by step: representing existing materials ; Sketch models and conceptual models ; Materials vocabulary ; "Spirit of place" samples objects ; Precedent images --
Design development : Drawings and models ; Computer-aided design [CAD] drawings ; Sample boards and material products ; Step by step: presenting material samples --
Detail and construction stage : Detail and working drawings ; Drawing conventions ; Written representation and description ; Prototypes ; Post-construction and occupation --
Part V. Material classifications and sources : Material classifications : Polymers ; Metals ; Wood and other organic fibers ; Ceramics and glass ; Stone and slate ; Animal products ; Composites ; New and emerging materials and processes ; Materials development ; Materials processing --
Material sources and resources : Practice libraries [private] ; University/institutional libraries [semiprivate or public] ; Materials databases ; Trade fairs, exhibitions, manufacturers' showrooms --
Part VI. Case studies : Atmosphere: Beijing Noodle Bar / Design Spirits Co. Ltd. ; Brand identity: Projects for Levi Strauss / Jump Studios ; Narratives: Collaborative interiors / Tracey Neuls ; Pattern and surface: Installations / Gunilla Klingberg ; Creating space: Softwall + softblock modular system / molo design, ltd ; A material response to site: Concept for an installation / Alex Hoare ; Sustainable exhibition design: "Atmosphere" / Casson Mann ; Material detail and construction I. Pink Bar / Jakob + MacFarlane ; Material detail and construction II. Republic of Fritz Hensen / BDP and TinTab.
Series Title: Portfolio skills., Interior design.
Responsibility: Rachael Brown and Lorraine Farrelly.

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