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The Interior Design Course

Principles, Practices and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer

Tomris Tangaz


A revised edition of the ultimate coursebook for aspiring interior designers

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Here is the ultimate book for the aspiring interior designer, now revised and substantially updated to reflect the latest developments in digital design, best research and mapping practices, and the continued importance of hand drawing. Covering every possible aspect of interior design, this intensive course explains basic principles through tutorials, projects and case studies. Each project is a guide through the different challenges of the design process, teaching you how to develop and model ideas, construct technical drawings and illustrate design proposals with three-dimensional drawings.

Whether you are decorating your home or taking up interior design professionally, you will find this book an invaluable and inspirational reference.

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'The ultimate practical guide for aspiring decorators'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 6 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500294475

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Concept Development: Unit 1: Site research and building study; Unit 2: Building a sketchbook; Unit 3: Making a sketch model; Unit 4: Developing an idea; Case study 1: Modern Restaurant; Case study 2: Interior to exterior • 2. Design Realization: Unit 5: Drawing materials; Unit 6: Human dimensions; Unit 7: Architectural drawing conventions; Unit 8: Survey and freehand drawing; Unit 9: Technical drawing; Unit 10: Making presentation models; Unit 11: Axonometric and perspective drawing; Unit 12: Computer-aided design; Case study 3: Flexible space; Case study 4: Updating the dated 3. Design Projects: Unit 13: Creating a brief; Unit 14: Writing a client profile; Unit 15: Writing a design proposal; Unit 16: Planning your design; Case study 5: Retail shop; Case study 6: Coffee house • 4. Building Construction: Unit 17: Building components; Unit 18: Building materials; Unit 19: Services; Unit 20: Lighting; Unit 21: Colour and interiors; Unit 22: Textiles and fabrics; Unit 23: Creating a directory; Unit 24: Writing a specification; Unit 25: Creating a sample board; Case study 7: Large-scale residence; Case study 8: Living as event • 5. Professional Practice: Unit 26: Preparing your portfolio; Unit 27: Writing a CV and covering letter; Unit 28: Design roles; Unit 29: The design industry; Unit 30: Setting up on your own

About the Author

Tomris Tangaz is Course Director and a senior lecturer in interior design at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. She has many years’ experience working as a professional interior designer in both the commercial and private sectors.

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