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INTERIOR DESIGN 3rd Ed. Hardcover – November 1, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0810904125 ISBN-10: 0810904128 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Art; 3 edition (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810904128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810904125
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,188,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Equally valuable as a resource for professionals and amateurs." -Library Journal

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Now over 30 years later, I still highly recommend.
Contented
If you are in design school or serious about wanting to know more about interior design in general this is a great book to start with and use as a reference.
Jexii
Again, good quality binding, paper, presentation, crystal clear text, great colour photography, and tons of information.
Valerie J.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 84 people found the following review helpful By SueP on November 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought "Interior Design" when I was a design student and found it indispensible. This book outlines every aspect of interior design including residential, corporate, and hospitality. Unlike many design manuals its information and photographs are timeless. I am now a design professional and still find John Pile's book to be helpful to me. For anyone planning a career, working in the field or simply considering the leap this book is well worth the investment. For those who plan to take the NCIDQ (Design) Exam this book is recommended reading and a worthwhile purchase.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Jexii on December 23, 2002
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I am not in school for Interior Design but I am very interested in learning more about it. This book was great for me because it provided a very complete overview of many areas of interior design. It addresses many issues at a high level such as color theory, the psychological impact of design on people, information about interior design for different types of spaces (home, office etc...). This book is very much a text book. If you are in design school or serious about wanting to know more about interior design in general this is a great book to start with and use as a reference.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2004
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This book is without a doubt, the best book for Interior Design students. Of all the books on this subject that I own, this is the one I turn to most often for reference. If you have no other book in your reference library, you must have this one.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Valerie J. on February 7, 2006
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This is one of several of Mr. Pile's books that are on my bookshelf. He is my interior design Guru. He has guided me through many an interior student minefield and brought me out unscathed and with a good grade. Again, good quality binding, paper, presentation, crystal clear text, great colour photography, and tons of information. Whatever I needed to find, it was right there. What more can I say?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Swan on February 20, 2006
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This book is one of the prerequesite books required to the students for my Intro To Design class. Pile is very informative, but sometimes over my head in his descriptions. We use this book along with Ching and I find Ching to be in much simpler wording. The pictures are beautiful in Pile....inspiring. A big investment ($80.00) for the serious design student....and worth it, in my opinion.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2005
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It is really a marvelous creation. Pile has put together the most basics of interior design and put it into a exciting format for an introduction to interior design survey course. All the in the pictures in the book are beautifully put together and the book contains continuous harmony with each page you turn.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2000
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Without a doubt, my favourite book. Full of excellent photographs covering all aspects of interior design. This combines with a readable and informative text to produce a book that will be fascinating to the professional and layman alike.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Samar Handal on February 21, 2007
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I was asked to buy this book for class and did not want to spend the money at first. Now that I bought it I am very happy. It has alot of important and useful info.
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