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ISBN-10 0132790572ISBN-13 9780132790574
ISBN-10 0132786001ISBN-13 9780132786003
Author(s): Lynn M. Jones
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 528

For courses in interior design.

What designers really do: A practical introduction to interior design.

Beginnings of Interior Environments, 11e, provides a practical approach to introductory interior design. The text addresses interior design holistically, stressing the importance of commercial and residential environments equally. Students are introduced to the history, design fundamentals, and building systems (construction, electrical, mechanical) of design through practical examinations and engaging discussions that encourage them to analyze the needs and desires of  clients, and through the synthesis of this information, create healthful, safe, and sustainable environments that enhances their clients' quality of life.