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Interior Design Materials and Specifications Paperback – December 14, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1609012298 ISBN-10: 1609012291 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 423 pages
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books; 2 edition (December 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609012291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609012298
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very well thought out book; the content is quite comprehensive and jam-packed with information. Good introduction to sustainability. Easy to read and understand. Maruja Torres-Antonini, University of Florida, Department of Interior Design A large overview of many materials that includes textiles: upholstery and drapery fabrics. Text written well for audience. --Linda Nussbaumer, South Dakota State University

Students and practitioners alike will earn how to communicate effectively with suppliers and vendors and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification. --Great Books To Take You To The Next Level

About the Author

Lisa Godsey, LEED AP, ASID Professional, IDEC, IESNA, is an Instructor of Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago and at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. In addition to teaching courses including materials and lighting, Godsey is a practicing interior designer and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She serves on the accreditation teams reviewing interior design programs across the U.S. and frequently jurors for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Derek K. on January 20, 2014
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Seriously a joke... the pages started falling apart since day 1!! I've never seen something like that!
The contents are great, I can't say the same thing about the material of which is made of.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hallie on January 21, 2014
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I received this item and the pages started falling out after about a week but the overall book was as expected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sunny Skies on May 19, 2014
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This book is a required textbook for my interior design program. The chapters cover topics like paint/wallcoverings, carpet/rugs, window treatments, flooring, wood and more. Each chapter discusses "Key Terms", describes the material, how it is produced and characteristics. This book deals with specifying the materials so there is some discussion of costs, inspection, managing budgets and selection criteria. Each chapter has a specification sample form. Overall, I liked this book and there was a lot of detail. I especially liked the blue boxes that contained helpful tips and hints and "cautionary tales." As a first year student, we did not get into all the chapters, but I felt the ones we covered were in-depth and predominantly well-written. There are a lot of color photographs, which are always welcome. Overall I give this book 4.5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Parker on April 9, 2014
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The material content was excellent which I give a 5 star. . However, the physical book itself just completely came unglued. Each page dislodged itself from the spine. I think very strongly that this is a printing production error as all my classmates had the same problem. the actual product gets no stars. However, I have been assured that returning it will not be a problem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By phallicia on July 10, 2014
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this book is poorly made. it falls apart. get the older version it is almost the same
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I agree with another reviewer, the content is great! Very informative and I like the format she uses. She also uses good examples from her own personal experience of what works and doesn't work. My problem is the book has fallen apart!!! I took my course online, so the book never even left my house! I know through talking with classmates that this is a problem with this book. I was told this has happened to students every semester. So for content, I'd give it 5 stars, but if you plan on hanging on to this book for future reference, it won't last
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