The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world.
Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues.
The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them.
Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Graeme Brooker is the Head of School for Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, UK. Previous work includes Rereadings (2004), Form and Structure - The Organisation of Interior Space (2007), Context and Environment - Site and Ideas (2008), The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture (2008), Objects and Elements - Occupying Interior Space (2009) and What is Interior Design? (2010). Lois Weinthal is Chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University, Canada. She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory (2011), and co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (2011). Additional publications include 'Interior-scapes' in Feminist Practices (2011), 'Bridging the Threshold of Interior and Exterior: An Interview with Petra Blaisse' in AD Architectural Design (2008) and 'House Lab' in the JAE Journal of Architectural Education (2006).
General Introduction PART 1: CONTEXTS Part 1.1: Reflecting upon the Discipline 1. Modern History and Interior Design 2. Rethinking Histories, Canons + Paradigms 3. Interior Design Theory and Philosophies 4. Methods of Research + Criticality 5. Educating the Designer 6. Regulation: Convention: Legislation 7. The Profession of the Designer Part 1.2: Interior Terrains 8. The Interiorists 9. Contested Territories 10. Adaptation/Reuse 11. New Occupancy 12. Programming and Function 13. Public Inhabitation 14. The Private Domestic Realm 15. Work Space 16. Set Design: Performance, Event, Retail 17. Exhibition Design PART 2: OCCUPANCY Part 2.1: The Body, Behaviour and Space 18. The Body 19. Psychology and Behaviour 20. Sexuality and Gender 21. Healthy Environments 22. Ageing Populations 23. Demographics and Identity Part 2.2: Ethics and the Indoor Environment 24. Ethics 25. Consumption 26. Sustainability 27. Politics 28. Globalization PART 3: REPRESENTATION AND FABRICATION Part 3.1: Speculative forms of production 29. Drawing 30. Modelling 31. Technology 32. Digital Representation and Fabrication 33. Television, Gaming and New Media 34. Literary Narratives Part 3.2: Atmospheric Conditions of the Interior 35. Colour + Materiality 36. Ornament and Decoration 37. Taste + Trends 38. Phenomenology and the Senses Bibliography Index