From organisation to decoration: an interiors reader

Graeme Brooker (Editor), Sally Stone (Editor)

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The reader consists of a mixture of important existing essays, newly commissioned texts and a series of interviews with prominent designers and theorists working with existing buildings. The reader aims to contextualise current debates regarding Interior Design, Interior Architecture and Decoration. It endeavours to introduce readers to a number of seminal, yet relatively unknown works, placing them alongside writings and interviews from more prominent sources. The book aims to make clear ideas already prominent in the field of Interiors and clarify the interdisciplinary aspects of this specific area of design practice and theory. The book is divided into three parts, reflecting the three strands of Interior theory and practice. Part One examines the philosophy of Interior Design, its history, identity and its processes. Part Two explores the robust reuse of existing buildings and the processes and principles of Interior Architecture, adaptation and the appropriation of a host building. Part Three contextualises the role of decoration and ornament, furniture and materials by contrasting historic articles with contemporary considerations such as ‘ makeover’ television.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages294
ISBN (Print)9780415436205
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012


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