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Interior Design Reference Manual: A Guide to the Ncidq Exam
David Kent Ballast
1591260477
February 2006
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The most complete preparation available for the NCIDQ exam, helping thousands of candidates to receive their certification.

Book Info
Solid review for the interior design exam given by the NCIDQ. Contains review of all exam topics, along with 233 exam-like practice problems with solutions. Updated for the new exam format. Used by more interior designers than any other study aid. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Frances Elkins
Stephen M. Salny
0393731464
July 2005
Hardcover
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Library Journal, Gayle A. Williamson
In this appreciation of Elkin's aesthetic, the words of her contemporaries…establish her great influence on modern design.

Clem Labine's Period Homes, Eve M. Kahn
[E]ntertaining as well as meticulously researched…Keep a bookshelf slot open for it in your decorative-arts section.

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Professional Interior Design: A Career Guide
Illinois Asid Illinois
0595319092
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This is your best guide to prepare for a career in professional interior design. Discover the field of interior design, how to choose the correct school, the tools to achieve that perfect job and how to expand yourself in the profession. This book has been prepared for those who want to enter or begin the job search process. Those currently in the field may also find this book helpful. The material enclosed is compiled from support agencies and leaders in the field of interior design. This book will help you every step of the way; hopefully you will use it as a tool and keep it for future reference.

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Alberto Pinto Bedrooms
Alberto Pinto
0847827917
February 14, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alberto Pinto is among the most celebrated interior designers at work today and is known primarily for his highly creative use of color and texture to achieve the effect of unparalleled opulence. Here, Pinto turns his attention to intimate and personal spaces. Pinto succeeds in giving each of the forty bedrooms in this book his unequaled touch of grandeur while evoking its owner's personality. Under Pinto's direction, the bedroom becomes a fantasy-like oasis adorned with water elements, fine damasks, gorgeously colored mosaics, fancy brocades, or neo-classical columns. The resulting rooms are contemporary bedrooms—some more appropriately described as suites rather than single rooms—from Europe and North America that evoke a spectrum of classical styles updated for the finest in twenty-first century...


Professional Practice for Interior Designers
Christine M. Piotrowski
0471384011
January 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The tools needed to create and manage a thriving interior design practice

This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable. Recommended reading for NCIDQ candidates, it...



Decorate
Michael Lassell
1933231033
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Each issue of Metropolitan Home magazine is filled with photographs of some of the world's most beautiful houses. But making your own home special isn't just about copying photos. Good designers have a vision of what they want to create, and come up with a plan for how best to achieve it. Understanding first the ideas, and then the methods, is the key to taking a house from drab to fabulous. In this book, Michael Lassell, who has been writing for Metropolitan Home since 1992, goes behind the photos. He uncovers the secrets of the professionals by asking: What did the designer want to do? And how did the designer do it? Each room or style is accompanied by insider's tips where designers reveal their trade secrets. In each case, introductory text explores the homeowner's and designer's goals. The book also...


Designing Commercial Interiors
Christine Piotrowski, Elizabeth A. Rogers
0471171034
January 4, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first and only book of its kind, Designing Commercial Interiors provides students and professional designers with expert guidance on the full range of practical, aesthetic, and psychosocial issues involved in designing for nonresidential interiors. Drawing on nearly a half-century of experience as designers and interior design educators, the authors provide comprehensive coverage of planning and design for all types of organizations and service facilities.

Arranged for maximum ease of reference, the book comprises a series of self-contained chapters, each one providing comprehensive coverage of a specific category of commercial facility-including offices, hotels and lodgings, food and beverage facilities, retail facilities, health care facilities, institutional facilities, and banks. Each chapter...


Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning
Joseph DeChiara
0071346163
June 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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New York Society of Architects Newsletter, January 1992
"The TIME-SAVER STANDARDS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN AND SPACE PLANNING is a comprehensive reference of all that was left out of the well known 'Ramsey-Sleeper' Graphics Standards that serves as the standard reference of many architectural offices... thorough and informative, providing what every office needs. It is clearly a superior and more organized interior design 'reference' book than most others on the market. A must for any office involved in interior design and space planning" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Booklist, January 1992
"... a comprehensive handbook of graphic standards. Professionals in interior design will find it useful, although they will probably buy personal copies....


Store Windows No. 13
Martin M. Pegler
1584710268
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Providing a magnificent treasury of new and innovative promotional, seasonal, and advertising ideas for every occasion, every season, and any type of sale, this resource profiles more than 200 imaginative and unconventional store windows created by expert designers from around the world. This reference covers examples from popular department and specialty stores as well as designer shops and boutiques worldwide. Clever themes, outrageous props, and head-turning arrangements make this tour of store windows a fascinating journey for merchandisers everywhere.


Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers
Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck
1581150970
November 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Attorney Crawford and professional designer Bruck, coauthors of Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, have once again teamed up to present a comprehensive guide to business organization and legalities this time for interior designers. Though chapters cover successful proposals and negotiations as well as business law, the book consists primarily of forms, including those used for budgeting, scheduling, and contracts as well as logs for purchases and estimates. The forms, also found on the accompanying CD-ROM, are arranged chronologically and include extensive instructions on their use. Highly recommended for professional, college, and large interior design collections.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Adam D. Tihany, Architect/Designer
“I am...


Mary Gilliat's Dictionary of Architecture, Furniture, and Interior Design
Mary Gilliatt
0823013391
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this latest of Mary Gilliatt's must-have home decor and interior design books, readers are given an essential, one-stop shopping and reference book defining and explaining all terms necessary to work-either as a professional or a home owner-in the world of residential design and decorating. All of the terms are grouped into one of 12 subject areas, making the guide easy to use for the average reader. Every relevant subject is covered, including architects and interior designers; architectural and building terms; color, paint, and paint effects; fabric and wallpaper; floors; furniture and upholstery; glass and ceramics; lighting; Oriental and other rugs and carpets; styles and movements; window treatments; and wood. Whether working with a professional architect or designer on a major renovation, buying a house or...


Offices for Small Spaces
Alejandro Bahamon
006059845X
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While many office workers may feel like they work in a small box, many of the office designs here actually are small boxes. The first section of the book provides basic information on space-saving advances made in the six basic components of an office—furniture, partitions, conference rooms, chairs, shelving and work surfaces. For instance, "chairs play an important role in expressing the image and supporting [sic] the operation of many offices." The brightly colored balls and boxes that make up conference room seating for a graphic design agency specializing in children's books or a low lacquered conference table surrounded by mats for a Japanese advertising agency make more sense after this basic orientation. Unfortunately, while architects may be enthralled by the cleverness with which these components...


Estimating for Interior Designers
Carol A. Sampson
0823016293
May 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Sampson, a practicing interior designer for 25 years, has enlarged her previous edition of this book (Watson-Guptill, 1991), which has become a standard text in many interior design schools. As before, she discusses how to estimate the cost of materials and labor required for the installation or application of paint, wall coverings, carpeting, drapery, bed coverings, and tablecloths with an expanded chapter on upholstery and an additional chapter on hard flooring, all illustrated with clear line drawings. Sample work orders are provided, with blank ones moved from an appendix to each applicable chapter. Although designed for students and professional interior designers, large public library collections will find this book useful. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Interior Design Reference Manual/a Guide to the Ncidq Exam
David Kent Ballast
0912045418


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Book Info
A guide to the NCIDQ Exam. Includes targeted reviews of interior design principles and theory on the exam.


The Notebook
Lulu De Kwiatkowski
0060839864
June 2006
Hardcover
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101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women: Everything You Need to Know about Getting Started on the Road to Success
Priscilla Y. Huff
0761528172
August 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
More women than men start new businesses annually, since women enjoy the flexibility and ease of child care that working at home provides. Huff, a business journalist and author (Home-Based Business Ideas for Women, Pilot, 1993), enumerates 101 business opportunities to women found in traditional areas. Each listing includes information on start-up costs and financing sources, pricing guidelines, marketing methods, equipment, necessary education/training or experience, income potential, and information sources. Huff begins the book with short sections on selecting a business, developing a business plan, and understanding franchises and distributorship. While this title is informative, numerous recent books are available on this topic, from Lionel Fisher's On Your Own (LJ 1/95) to Daryl Allen's 1101 Businesses You...


Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers And Architects
David Kent Ballast
1591260329
April 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This widely used book is a timesaving reference for design professionals working in either commercial or residential construction. Interior Construction and Detailing also serves as a comprehensive resource on materials, finishes, construction assemblies, mechanical and electrical systems, building codes, and planning standards. Hundreds of figures and tables illustrate the text. The second edition has been updated with current information on the International Building Code and more information on structural coordination and environmental issues. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Info
A timesaving reference for design professionals working in either commercial or residential construction. Serves as a comprehensive resource on...


New Hotels 3
Anja Llorella
0060893435
July 2006
Hardcover
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Interior Design Reference Manual: A Guide to the NCIDQ Exam
David Kent Ballast
1888577746
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Updated for the new NCIDQ exam format, the second edition of the Interior Design Reference Manual is the most efficient and thorough review for the interior design exam. Along with an explanatory review of exam topics, the Manual provides 233 exam-like practice problems (with solutions) and test-taking strategy. The book is enhanced by illustrations, tables and charts of data, and a detailed index.

Book Info
Solid review for the interior design exam given by the NCIDQ. Contains review of all exam topics, along with 233 exam-like practice problems with solutions. Updated for the new exam format. Used by more interior designers than any other study aid. Softcover.

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Window and Bed Sketchbook
Wendy Baker
0953293947
June 2004
Paperback
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Domicilium Decoratus
Kelly Wearstler
0061143936
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

An acclaimed interior designer and author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Modern Glamour, Kelly Wearstler presents sumptuous photographs of one of her most incredible design achievements yet -- her family home, the Hillcrest Estate

With her impeccable taste, fearless technique, and discerning eye for color, shape, pattern, and texture, Kelly Wearstler's status as an internationally acclaimed interior designed is unparalleled. With buoyant ease, she will confidently cover walls in iconic graphics, select a captivating animal figure as a focal point, or add a lush expanse of contrasting color to an otherwise monochromatic space. Combining grace and flawless skill, she can change a simple room into a work of art. Her home is no exception. Domicilium Decoratus reveals the most private and...



Child Care Design Guide
Anita Rui Olds
0070474494
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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ECO Institute's EARTHWORM NEWSLETTER, Spring/Summer 2001
The book contains the principles of...design for child care centers...Fully developed ideas and solutions for effective design processes...are included.

Review
Earthworm, newsletter of Early Childhood Outdoors Institute : CHILD CARE DESIGN GUIDE by Anita Rui Olds

This new resource guide is the compiled works of the late Anita Rui Olds. Anita held a doctorate in Human Development and Social Psychology from Harvard University and was the founder and director of The Child Care Institute, an annual training program for designers and child-care profesionals. Her firm, Anita Olds & Associates, amassed over 30 years of experience in the design of children's environments. In addition, Anita was on the advisory council of the ECO...



Color Rendering: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects
Wei Dong
0070180075


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Book Description
Containing some 300 illustrations and minimum text, this is the most complete guide and study of color rendering of interiors ever compiled. Gifted teacher Wei Dong visually instructs readers step by step in every rendering technique, and provides hundreds of examples of common elements found in residential and commercial interiors. Remarkably broad in scope, from concept sketches to fully executed presentations, Color Rendering is also exhaustive in its coverage of the materials, finishes, and objects found in interiors.

Card catalog description
Wei Dong has created the most complete color rendering guide for interiors ever compiled. It will help you better visualize and communicate your design by advancing your knowledge and rendering skills and by encouraging you to trust...


The Abrams Guide to Period Styles for Interiors
Judith Gura
0810959143
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A companion to The Abrams Guide to American House Styles, this stylish, compact guide makes it a snap to identify and incorporate various period styles into any design. From Colonial to Art Deco to Modern, this comprehensive desk-and-field reference-the only book of its kind-combines unprecedented depth of content with unparalleled ease of use when featuring 32 period styles of design common around the world. Further distinguishing this volume is its unmatched consideration of the various substyles of the Modern period-the trendiest of all the period styles today-including International Style, Midcentury Modern, Italian Modern, Scandinavian Modern, and Sixties Style. Each featured style is described in a concise historical summary, as well as a detailed discussion and list of its hallmark characteristics. Striking...


Interior Designers Guide to Pricing Estimating and Budgeting
Theo Stephan Williams
1581154038
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Provided here are practical guidelines on how to value the cost of designing commercial or residential interiors. From the designer's creative input to the pricing of decorating products and procedures, this guide allows interior designers to establish prices and budgets that satisfy their clients and make their business profitable. Interviews with experienced interior designers, case studies, and sidebars of projects highlight professional pitfalls and how to master them.


Specifying Interiors : A Guide to Construction and FF&E for Residential and Commercial Interiors Projects
Maryrose McGowan, Kelsey Kruse (Illustrator)
0471692611
December 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Based on the International Building Code (IBC), this updated and expanded edition of the industry standard covers today’s diverse materials, regulations and requirements, specification formats, and more. Just as detailed as the specifications it explains, this comprehensive Second Edition provides all the critical information necessary for completing contract documents, all organized in a quick-reference format.

About the Author
MARYROSE McGOWAN, AIA, teaches interior architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and is Editor in Chief of Interior Graphic Standards.


New Stone Architecture
David Dernie
0071418318
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here's the guide architects and building professionals need to meet the exploding demand for using stone in contemporary architecture and understand why stone is an attractive and practical option for new construction. Magnificently illustrated with 300 illustrations (200 in beautiful full-color), the author covers every type of structure, including: * Residential * Religious * Civic * Commercial Extensive case studies, primarily for structures built within the last decade, cover: * Plans and elevations * Creative ideas for using technological innovations to work with stone * How to select and work with stone in conjunction with light conditions, water, and other materials * The basics of cutting, surface treatment, and weathering * How to incorporate stone into natural or urban landscapes With a vast array...

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