From Library Journal
Pile (design, Pratt Inst., Brooklyn) here updates his comprehensive Interior Design (LJ 8/88), which has become a standard text for interior design courses. Bridging the gap between how-to home decorator books and those that are architecturally oriented, Pile covers design basics, such as planning, building materials, color, lighting, and ergonomics; design history from the ancient world to deconstructivism; and design as a profession, including discussions of legal requirements, computerization, and social responsibility. Throughout, the well-written text is complemented by over 700 photographs, charts, and plans. Equally valuable as a resource for professionals and amateurs, Pile's second edition is essential for most libraries.?Gayle A. Williamson, formerly with Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising Lib., Los Angeles
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"Equally valuable as a resource for professionals and amateurs." -Library Journal