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Materials and Interior Design

Rachael Brown and Lorraine Farelly

The choice of materials is critical to the success of an The understanding of materials is a key to the
interior. This book examines every aspect of the the use creation of a good interior
of materials in interior design, from initial concept and
selection to visual representation and practical application. Packed full of practical information on how to
select, represent and use appropriate materials
Following a brief introduction, the first five sections offer Includes useful lists of resources, including online
historical context and detailed guidance on selection, archives and sample libraries
application, representation, communication and sources,
while the sixth and final section features case studies by
international interior designers. Contents
The book includes useful step-by-step sequences, Introduction
information on properties and sustainability, and a list
of resources, online archives and sample libraries. It is an 1. Historical context of materials and interior design
invaluable practical and inspirational guide for interior
design students. 2. Selection
Rachael Brown is a senior lecturer at Portsmouth School of 3. Application
Architecture. Before this, she worked as an interior designer
for 15 years. 4. Communicating from concept to completion
Lorraine Farrelly is an architect and teaches undergraduate 5. Material classifications, processes and sources
and postgraduate courses at the Portsmouth School of
Architecture. Her previous books include Drawing for Urban 6. Case studies
Design (Laurence King, 2011).

Specification
Format: 280 216 mm / 11 8 1 2 in
Extent: 192 pages
Illustrations: 250 colour illustrations
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978 1 85669 759 0
To be published: October 2012

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