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Beginnings of Interior Environments

Jones, Lynn M.


11. Edition November 2021
528 Pages, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-84992-6
John Wiley & Sons

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The gold standard for entry-level interior design education, now published by Wiley

In this Eleventh Edition of Beginnings of Interior Environments, accomplished interior designer and professor Lynn M. Jones delivers a balanced and comprehensive overview of commercial and residential interior design. Written to offer coverage of the creative and technical characteristics of the profession, the text also addresses Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) content.

The book presents topics on the scope of the profession, spatial development, and visual literacy while also reviewing the factors of quality aesthetics. Hundreds of images from actual design projects, supplied by national and international design firms, illustrate the design process. "Design Scenarios," or case studies, demonstrate examples of professional practice and in-house production work students are likely to encounter during their career.

The text discusses issues of global importance, from sustainability to universal design; a pictorial essay reviews the history of style. Readers will also enjoy:
* An introduction to interior environments, including the fundamentals of interior design and the health, safety, and welfare benefits of interior design
* An exploration of design fundamentals, including the elements and principles of design, with a special emphasis on color
* Practical discussions on building construction, including construction components and codes, as well as lighting, electrical, and communication systems
* An entire section dedicated to interior finishes--upholstery, wallcoverings, and floorings--and furnishings--furniture, art, and accessories
* In-depth examinations of the profession of interior design, including career opportunities

Beginnings of Interior Environments is perfect for students in an introductory interior design course, and an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a balanced interior design perspective for their home or office.


Part I--Introduction to Interior Environments

Chapter 1 Understanding Interior Design

Chapter 2 The Value of Interior Design: Health, Safety, and Welfare

Part II--Design Fundamentals

Chapter 3 Elements and Principles of Design

Chapter 4 Color

Part III--Building Systems

Chapter 5 Construction Components, Systems, and Codes

Chapter 6 Lighting, Electrical, and Communications

Part IV--Space

Chapter 7 Space Planning: Furnishings to Rooms

Chapter 8 Space Planning: Rooms to Buildings

Part V--Materials, Furnishings and Fabrics

Chapter 9 Floors

Chapter 10 Ceilings and Walls

Chapter 11 Furniture

Chapter 12 Textiles

Chapter 13 Window Treatments, Accessories, and Art

PART VI--The Profession of Interior Design

Chapter 14 Interior Design as a Career
Lynn M. Jones leads Jones Interiors & Consulting with a focus on interior space planning and the partnership of practice and education. She serves as a program consultant for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the Interior Design Educators Council.