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Interior Graphic Standards Paperback – January 26, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0471461968 ISBN-10: 0471461962

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (January 26, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471461962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471461968
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.2 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Interior Graphic Standards will provide guidance and invaluable insight at every stage of your interior project." (ASID News Flash, Spring 2003) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Interior Graphic Standards will find a place next to Architectural Graphic Standards as a touchstone of sharing and disseminating knowledge —Thomas E. Penney, FAIA, AIA President, 2003

The collection of information arms the designer with an assurance of professionalism, and?a solid starting point for invention and creativity. —Neil Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA AIA Advisory Group Chair, 2002

Interior Graphic Standards is an outstanding resource?an excellent comprehensive collection for the why and how for Interior Architecture. —Eugene C. Hopkins, FAIA, AIA Vice President, 2003

Interior Graphic Standards...is an integral part of all of our libraries, influence our thinking and enhance our standards of professionalism —Gordon Chong, FAIA, AIA President, 2002 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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That being said, I highly recommend the book for people of all levels in this industry.
Sousou77
Interior Graphic Standards is a comprehensive reference tool which covers all aspects of commercial interiors projects.
Karen Lindblad
I told my classmates about it and showed them the book, after they've seen it they said they are all gonna buy it.
Interior Design student @ Ryerson University

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
IGS is an impressive source of information that is so comprehensive, it is mind-boggling. The graphics are topnotch: well-labeled and executed in a superior fashion. The reader is nearly drawn through the text on visuals alone. I have found myself spending hours looking through topics that aren't even apropos to what I am looking for at the moment. Equally impressive is the text. The captions and subheadings help the reader locate information easily, and the writing is succinct, precise, and informative. It is prose that informs clearly and without excess verbiage--an absolute pleasure to read. Even the layperson can access information without being overwhelmed: terms are defined simply, but the explanations following address codification considerations that every architect needs to know. IGS provides both guidance and inspiration. Truthfully, I even like the cover; a reference book that looks as good as a coffee table display book is a rare commodity. I highly recomend McGowan and Kruse's latest collaboration.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Lindblad on July 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Interior Graphic Standards is a comprehensive reference tool which covers all aspects of commercial interiors projects. The information is presented in a clear, concise manner, and is organized for easy reference. The book focuses on interior architecture as well as interior design, providing detailed information for programming/schematic design through construction phases.
The construction details and associated text provide credible options for the integration of construction and finish materials into interior spaces. The notes and sidebar comments add valuable information to the images and tables.
IGS covers many topics not typically included in interiors reference books. Issues of life safety, detailed interior construction, specialty construction, and basic MEP systems are clearly described. The description and graphics describing interior materials testing are very informative, as are the sections on doors and hardware.
This book is appropriate for entry-level or seasoned professionals, and is valuable for architects as well as interior designers!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Booker on June 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
I already own AIA's Architectural Graphics Standards for Residential Construction, which is an excellent reference book for use in designing, planning, and building a new house or remodeling an existing one. Wanting more information for interior design of a house, I reviewed a copy of this book at the library. The book is primarily targeted to those persons doing interior design work on commercial projects. If you're looking for interior design help for a house, I would recommend buying AIA's Architectural Graphics Standards for Residential Construction to use as a reference and look for other books targeted specifically at residential interior design.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Hardiman on July 28, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is a remarkable achievement, from cover to cover! A must buy for anyone in the industry (or anyone interested in the industry)!!!

I have been a practicing Interior Designer for twenty two years and
I have yet to see anything as comprehensive and remarkable as this book! Even the Architectural Graphic Standards book pales by comparison!

There is a section on Wood Veneers and Flooring with (12) pages of beatiful and informative color plates! There is even a Color Theory (color plate) section that is very useful!

There is so much useful information and reference in this book, that any Designer or Architect should have it close by and keep a watchful eye on it, so that colleagues do not borrow it indefinitely!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Interior Design student @ Ryerson University on December 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I'm an Interior Design student at Ryerson University in Toronto, and I have never seen a book that is as comprehensive as the IGS. It covers almost everything. I've used this book as a reference for almost every school project I've done. My professor strongly recommended this book to us, but at first I was hesitated to buy it because of the price. However I found it cheaper to buy online than in retail bookstores. I told my classmates about it and showed them the book, after they've seen it they said they are all gonna buy it. Overall this book is worth its price and I strongly recommend it~!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hartstock, Building Designer on July 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Although I operate a small design office, I strive to create new details using common materials for each project. But before a new detail can emerge, I've realized its easier to reference past uses/details and create a new detail from a standard application. Since I do not have an extensive library of details, one book, Interior Graphic Standards (IGS) has become a valuable design tool in my office.
In short, IGS offers an extensive amount of information in one volume. Its like one stop shopping without leaving the office.
Data is cleanly organized. Simple drawings describe connections, patterns and standard measurements. And technical drawings help clarify more complex details. But most impressive is the beauty of the line drawings. The art of drafting has not been lost in the computer generated pictures.
I encourage all Contractors, Designers and Artists to reference this book, whether you intend to design a table, a house or a museum.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is the book I have been waiting for. Since I bought this book, it has been open on my desk and in continual use. Co-workers frequently stop by to just browse or to borrow it. The whole office loves it.
I have yet to look up a topic that is not included. It really is the first comprehensive reference for commercial interiors. The sections on systems furniture, carpet, and countertops are particularly well done. There are also color pages of wood veneer species and veneer slicing techniques. I found many, many construction details that we have already used in our construction documents.
Like every other interior designer and architect, I have purchased the other two time-saving standard books, but neither were worth the money. It always seemed that the information was incomplete, misleading, and in some cases, the images were so small or smudged that they were illegible.
Interior Graphic Standards is comprehensive, consist in writting style, and completely readable. The details are so well done that every nuance pops off the page. This book is worth more that its purchase price to me. I only wish I had it the day I graduated from college.
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