The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is beautifully illustrated, with over 200 photos and images from the 1950s through to the present day.
Drew Plunkett is an architect and interior designer who has taught Interior Design in Ulster, Glasgow, Cardiff, Beijing and New South Wales. He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is Elected first honorary fellow of Interior Educators.
Introduction 1. In the beginning 2. The times they were a-changin' 3. Grim up North...and Down South 4. Allusions and Anxieties 5. The Big Bang 6. On the Street 7. A Tale of Two Cities 8. The AR and Design Journal 9. Education Lite 10. Storms in teacups 11. Conclusion