Corky Binggeli

A complete Table of Contents is available at

  • Part I: The Practice of Interior Design: Interior design as a career and history of interior design
  • Part II: The Process of Design: Elements and principles, color, defining problems, developing concepts, finalizing the design
  • Part III: Designing Interior Spaces: Communicating the design; designing for health and safety; residential, commercial, cultural and institutional spaces; environmentally healthy design and historic interiors
  • Part IV: The Building: Construction and building components; environmental, plumbing, electrical, communications, and fire safety systems; lighting
  • Part V: Interior Finishes: Finish selection and specification, flooring, walls, and ceilings
  • Part VI: Furnishings and Finishes: Selecting furnishings, textiles, furniture, finishing touches

Interior Design: A Survey

An excellent introduction to the field for both students and those considering a career in interior design, this comprehensive overview with its extensive color illustrations is as welcome on the coffee table as on a professional's reference shelf.

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This book covers a wide range of topics relating to interior design, including the following:

  • Worldwide tour of the history of interior design
  • Design process
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Project management and dealing with clients
  • Working with residential, commercial, cultural, and institutional spaces
  • Plumbing, electrical, communications, fire safety, and other building systems
  • Environmentally sustainable and healthy design
  • Lighting, interior furnishings, and finishes